This worksheet allows students a choice of how to solve a multi-digit multiplication problem. It provides an example using rectangle multiplication (a resource from the National Library of Virtual Manipulatives) side by side with the standard algorithm.
This resource aligns with the following Common Core standards from grades 4 and 5:
CCSS.Math.Content.5.NBT.B.5 Fluently multiply multi-digit whole numbers using the standard algorithm.
CCSS.Math.Content.4.NBT.B.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.