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Area Model Multiplication Worksheets: Free Double-Digit Practice

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Area model multiplication helps students see that that double-digit multiplication is a process of multiplying 10’s and 1’s. They can use the distributive law of multiplication to break numbers up, multiply them with easy mental math, and then add all the products to find the final answer.

Using a box model helps students visualize how cross multiplication works with stacked double-digit multiplication problems.

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This is one of my favorite ways to introduce double-digit multiplication to students. It makes the process way less intimidating (even if it does take up a ton of space on the page).

Once they get the hang of using the box model, they can move on to regularly multiplying double-digit stacked equations. If they ever run into a frustrating problem, they know they can always “box it up” and solve it that way.

Area Model Multiplication Worksheets

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Area Model Double-Digit Multiplying

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Area Model Multiplying

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Double-Digit Multiplication

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Visual Lesson and More Worksheets

A complete lesson that you can print on task cards or show on a screen that will help students visualize the multi-digit multiplication process. Students practice breaking apart 2 digit factors, placing them in the area model, and then adding together products to find a final answer with the 5 included worksheets.

The PDF includes a step by step instruction series to print for centers, use as a display, or project during a lesson.

Area model multiplication worksheets. Read this post to get ideas for teaching multiplication and a set of free multiplication game printables.

Math Standards

CCSS3.NBT.A.2

Fluently add and subtract within 1000 using strategies and algorithms based on place value, properties of operations, and/or the relationship between addition and subtraction.

CCSS4.NBT.B.5

Multiply a whole number of up to four digits by a one-digit whole number, and multiply two two-digit numbers, using strategies based on place value and the properties of operations. Illustrate and explain the calculation by using equations, rectangular arrays, and/or area models.

Area model multiplication worksheets. Double-digit multiplication worksheets with ice cream scoops. Fun visual math practice. Free download pdf.

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