Mollie People help your little people understand how to transition from using base 10 blocks to using the Area Model (also called the Partial Product Multiplication Model) to multiply 2x2 digit numbers!!
This is a great visual step-by-step explanation of how using base ten blocks can lead to using the area partial product multiplication model!
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