This activity covers Common Core standard 4.NBT.5 multiplying 2-digit numbers
by 2-digit numbers. Their are 10 problems for the students to do and a problem
sheet where they can create their own problem and solve.
The objective of this lesson is not only to solve the problem but to solve it in two
different ways, make a model and have the students create their own word problem.
The students will solve it using the traditional method of multiplication and by
making an area model. It is a great tool to use to introduce the lesson or for spiral
review. You can do it as whole group or small group.
The answer sheet is included for the traditional method and the area model. I have
given an example for #1 on how to create a model and a word problem. The model
and word problems will be different for each student.
I hope you enjoy!!!