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Area Model for Multiplication

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Area Model for Multiplication


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When first learning to multiply two 2-digit numbers, students will use the area model. To start, students will use their knowledge of place value to decompose into tens and ones. To decompose means to break apart. This video will introduce students to this strategy. 

Content Standard(s):
MA2015 (2016)
Grade: 4
10 ) 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. [4-NBT5]

NAEP Framework
NAEP Statement::
8NPO3a: Perform computations with rational numbers.

Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
AAS Standard:
M.AAS.4.10- Multiply a two-digit number by a one-digit number with no regrouping.

Tags: area model, multiplication
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ALCOS 2019

11. Find the product of two factors (up to four digits by a one-digit number and two two-digit numbers), using strategies based on place value and the properties of operations.
a. Illustrate and explain the product of two factors using equations, rectangular arrays, and area models.

Note: Standard algorithm is not an expectation for grade 4.

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Author: Michelle Frye
The event this resource created for:ALEX Resource Development Summit