Professional Learning Multimedia Lesson Plans Personal Workspace Site Search ALEXville Learning Activities Home Courses of Study


Multiplication -Place Value Strategy

Loading the player ...

Download list:


Kellie Smithson


Vestavia Hills Elementary Central

Vestavia Hills City School System  


Fourth grade students will explain the process and steps of an alternative way to solve multiplication problems.  Students will explore this alternative algorithm that focuses on place value.  Students will use their place value knowledge in order to break apart each number and solve for a product. Students will also use their knowledge of arrays to organize the steps of the problem.


Length: 03:27

Content Areas: Math

Alabama Course of Study Alignments and/or Professional Development Standard Alignments:

[MA2015] (5) 7: Use place value understanding to round decimals to any place. [5-NBT4]

National/Other Standards:

Understand numbers, ways of representing numbers, relationships among numbers, and number systems:


  • understand the place-value structure of the base-ten number system;
  • recognize equivalent representations for the same number and generate them by decomposing and composing numbers.


Understand meanings of operations and how they relate to one another:

• understand various meanings of multiplication.


Compute fluently and make reasonable estimates:


  • develop fluency with basic number combinations for multiplication and use these combinations to mentally compute related problems, such as 30 × 50;
  • develop fluency in adding and multiplying whole numbers.



Alabama Virtual Library
Alabama Virtual Library

Hosted by Alabama Supercomputer Authority
The University of Alabama at Birmingham
The University of Alabama at Birmingham
The Malone Family Foundation
The Malone Family Foundation
Best of the Web