## Friday, October 10, 2014

### Double Digit Multiplication! :)

This week your kiddo was introduced to double digit multiplication. We have learned a couple of ways to calculate these types of problems. I wanted to be sure that you were aware of the methods introduced so that you can support your kiddo at home. We learned the standard/bow method and the box/partial product method. Below are images of the steps/notes that your kiddo uses for both methods.

Here is a link that can help demonstrate and explain the connection between the box/partial products method and the bow/standard method:
Multiplication Instructions

Box/partial products method does a good job of keeping place value in double digit multiplication. This concept can be lost when calculating using the standard method. It is also less overwhelming and therefore seems easier to some kiddos. I do not care which method your child uses as long as it make sense to them and they are consistently successful. Ask them to explain the method that they like the best to you!

Their homework next week will consist of finding multiplication problems in the real world. I give an example of a problem and how to solve it using the box method and standard method. Homework will be due on October 20th.

Please feel free to ask questions if you need some clarification. I am more than happy to help!

Thank you for all your support!

-Mrs. Milot