Our Multidigit Arithmetic – Multiplication lesson plan presents several strategies for solving multiplication problems with multidigit numbers. The strategies included are the box method, the area method, and the standard method. Examples are provided with each method to enhance understanding. During this lesson, students are asked to work collaboratively with a partner on a fun game in which they each write multiple two-digit numbers down and take turns dropping chips onto each other’s papers to determine which two two-digit numbers they are going to multiply. Students are also asked to solve given multiplication problems using each of the strategies taught in this lesson, demonstrating their understanding of the lesson material.
At the end of the lesson, students will be able to multiply multi-digit numbers using place value and properties of operations.
Common Core State Standards: CCSS.Math.Content.4.NBT.B.5