“Long Multiplication Made Easy” is a systematic approach to introducing 2 digit by 2 digit multiplication. It is designed to use a step by step process that is predictable and effective. This system should be used as the first three lessons on long multiplication. Admittedly, Common Core has changed the way teachers do math. It seems that the algorithm is buried in a distributive property mud pit. Yet, at the end of the day, it may be the algorithm that makes more sense to your students.
If you spend the time on the front end, the results will pay dividends later. Long Multiplication Made Easy can also be used well into the multiplication unit as a scaffolding device for students that need intervention.
Will this graphic organizer, coupled with the process help save your marriage? Probably not. But it will save students from suffering through that painful multiplication unit.
First year teachers can use this method to impress principals during those dreaded formal observations. There is nothing like this out there. Buy it today!