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.
Understand numbers, ways of representing numbers, relationships among numbers, and number systems:
Understand meanings of operations and how they relate to one another:
• understand various meanings of multiplication.
Compute fluently and make reasonable estimates: