Choice-embedded performance task designed to have students represent a multi-digit multiplication problem several ways (area-model, place value chart, partial products, and standard algorithm). The students are also asked to write their own word problem that could be solved using their models. The teacher gives students small sheets of colored paper to create area models for a little extra fun and color! (Includes a correct vs. incorrect area model example) This makes beautiful student work!
*all problems are 1 digit by 3 or 4 digit multiplication, but if you email me, I can adapt it to whatever you're working on!
*Aligned with EngageNY Common Core Curriculum (4th Grade Module 3 - Topics C and D), but will work in any Common Core Classroom.