How to Teach Double Digit Multiplication


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Why is it preferable to teach the traditional method of two digit multiplication after one of the other methods?

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1. Using the area method when multiplying 52 x 16, what is the largest of the four areas?

2. Which method uses four multiplication problems and the four resulting products added to get the final answer?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

These assets will check your knowledge of double-digit multiplication, including what methods you can use to solve problems and the benefits of each.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on the following:

  • Why instructors prefer the traditional method to others
  • Solving double-digit multiplication problems
  • Identifying methods based on their characteristics

Skills Practiced

These assets will require the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related double-digit multiplication lesson
  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve multiplication practice problems
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the traditional method

Additional Learning

Double-digit multiplication has several possible methods for solving each problem, which you can review by studying the lesson called How to Teach Double Digit Multiplication. The lesson covers the following:

  • Outlining the box method for double-digit multiplication, including its benefits and drawbacks
  • Discussing how to use the area method
  • Providing an example of the lattice method and how it works
  • Explaining the traditional method and why many instructors prefer it