Area Model of Multiplication with Grids and Rectangles

Area Model of Multiplication with Grids and Rectangles
Area Model of Multiplication with Grids and Rectangles
Area Model of Multiplication with Grids and Rectangles
Area Model of Multiplication with Grids and Rectangles
Area Model of Multiplication with Grids and Rectangles
Area Model of Multiplication with Grids and Rectangles
Area Model of Multiplication with Grids and Rectangles
Area Model of Multiplication with Grids and Rectangles
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The area model is a great place value-based way for students to learn and comprehend multi-digit multiplication. Starting with 1 by 2-digit problems, these activities proceed to 1 by 3-digit problems, and then to 2 by 2-digit and 2 by 3-digit.

As you can see, we start with decomposing the factors and multiplying them separately. Each type of problem is related to two other methods of multiplication: the partial products method, and the standard algorithm.

This is the great strength of the area model: it allows us to clarify how the standard algorithm works. We as teachers love to say about multiple ways of doing a problem, “It’s the same thing, it’s just done in a different order.” Well, the area model really brings that out about the different ways of multiplying multi-digit numbers, in a way that is visible and clear to students.


Common Core Standards:

4.OA.5: “Multiply a whole number of up to four digits by a one-digit whole number, and multiply two two-digit numbers, using strategies based on place value and the properties of operations. Illustrate and explain the calculation by using equations, rectangular arrays, and/or area models.”


Subject: Math, Computation,

Level: Grades 4-5

Length/Duration: 24 pages of student work beginning with 1 by 2-digit problems

A Smart Notebook 14 file is also included.

Total Pages
24 pages of student work
Answer Key
Included
Teaching Duration
3 days
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