Included is 7 PowerPoint Presentation using balanced math with basic facts, review, and new instruction daily. I have tried to stick to Engage NY though you could use these PPTs without an understanding or having used it prior.
Writing and interpreting expressions is taught and then applied to multi digit multiplication. The lessons progress into the algorithm for multi digit multiplication. When teaching multiplication, use MCMA (M- Mulitply C- clear clear zero M- Multiply A - Add) as a chant we say together...often with a desk drum beat with it to engage students in remembering process. We also use MCMCA for 3 digit x 3 digit.