Split Strategy Multiplication Activities

Instructor: Maria Airth

Maria has a Doctorate of Education and over 15 years of experience teaching psychology and math related courses at the university level.

The activities offered in this asset will get your students moving in collaboration with their classmates as they participate in competitive games to practice split strategy multiplication. Alternatives and extensions are offered.

Activities for Split Strategy Multiplication

Even if students have learned their traditional multiplication tables, they can still feel a bit intimidated by large number multiplication. The split strategy of multiplication for multi-digit numbers helps students simplify the process of multiplying and also supports mental math with larger numbers. Split strategy multiplication does make multiplying large numbers easier, but it still requires practice. The activities offered here will fully engage your mid- to upper elementary students in practicing split strategy multiplication.

Relay Race

Quick thinking and teamwork make this activity very engaging for your students.


  • Whiteboard
  • Dry erase markers
  • Prepared cards with multiplication problems (optional)

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