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Area models to visualize multiplication
Most of us learn to multiply multi-digit numbers eventually, but only a select-few actually understand what the multiplication represents. This tutorial, with the help of grids and area models, will allow you to be part of this elite group. Common Core Standard: 4.NBT.B.5
It's helpful sometimes to use a grid when multiplying multi-digit numbers. Here's an example using a 4 digit number times a 1 digit number.
This is a fun way to solve this multiplication problem. Putting the distributive property to work! Cool.
If you're like us, you're a visual learner. Seeing a multiplication problem visualized using an area model really helps. Check it out!
Using graph paper we'll map out an area model to help us with a multiplication problem.