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2 X 2-digit Multiplication
We are currently working hard on learning and practicing the process of multiplying up to 4 digits by 1 digit and 2 digits by 2 digits.  Just learning how to use the "old school" algorithm to solve the problem is no longer enough.  The kids have to b (More)
The Process of Multiplication
Before the Thanksgiving holidays, we began reviewing the process of multiplying 2-digit numbers by 1-digit numbers.  We viewed the videos below to help us understand how we use the values of the digits to multiply.  Ask your child to teach you how to (More)
Grid Multiplication
We've learned how to use expanded form and area models to multiply, so now we're moving to the next step:  replacing the area models with numbers.  Check out the video below for the explanation of "grid" multiplication. (More)
Multiplying with Area Models
Parents,  I've given the kids a homework assignment--to teach YOU how to multiply using area models (base-ten blocks).  Unless you are an upper elementary math teacher or you've had a 4th grader in the last few years, you most likely have no idea wha (More)
Multiplying with Expanded Form
We have begun learning how to multiply 2, 3 and 4-digit numbers by a 1-digit number using expanded form.  Parents, please remember that today\'s math standards not only focus on the answers, but also the processes used to find the answers.   The vide (More)
Multiplication News
The first multiplication facts test was given at the end of last week, and the students were given their scores & tests back today.  The tests were put in their graded work binders which will be sent home tomorrow.  You may also check your child\ (More)
Multiplication Fact Review
  Marvelous Multipliers!  One of our 4th grade math goals this year is to be fluent in our multiplication facts, and we\'re off to a (More)