Area Model for Multiplication and Basic Math Facts

Students in grades 3 and 4 have been working on multiplication this school year. Fourth grade recently started multi-digit multiplication. They are being taught this using the area model. Please view the video below to see how the area model works for multiplication. Students will learn the standard algorithm for multiplication later in the school year. 

Area Model Video

Basic math facts are expected to be secure by the end of third grade. Most students still need extra practice with basic facts (even in 4th and 5th grade). Here are some sites you can have your child visit to practice basic multiplication and division facts at home. There are many more you can find with a simple Google search, but these are just a few students have used in the classroom.
Crazy Cone
Fruit Splat Multiplication
Fruit Splat Division

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