The box/area method is ideal for those students who know their basic facts and can multiply by powers of ten. The box/area method helps students to retain place value concepts instead of memorizing a routine.
Page 3 – Overview of the box method
Pages 4-5 – Practice with expanded form provided (2-digit times 2-digit)
Pages 6-7 – Practice (2-digit times 2-digit)
Pages 8-9 – Practice (3-digit times 2-digit)
Pages 10-11 – Practice (3-digit times 3-digit)
Page 12-13 – Mixed practice
Page 14-23 – Answer keys
4.NBT.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.