We have moved from place value, to addition and subtraction, through rounding and estimation, and are now in the midst of learning a variety of multiplication operation strategies.
One strategy we are really focusing on having students master is the Partial Products strategy for multiplication. We found a couple of videos through the website learnzillion.com to help explain how this is used to solve both 2 digit by 1 digit and 2 digit by 2 digit multiplication problems.
The website associated with these videos is completely free for parents and teachers. It has a great selection of instructional videos for educators. The links below show you how these strategies work, but in order to view them, you must sign up for an account through the website:
Two Digit by One Digit Multiplication:
Two Digit by Two Digit Multiplication:
We look forward to finishing this nine weeks off strong in the world of multiplication. Soon, we will begin exploring strategies used to solve division problems.