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Multi-Digit Multiplication Strategies Posters

PDF | 5 pages|Grades: 4 - 7

A set of five posters with clear examples of multi-digit multiplication strategies.

The five multi-digit multiplication strategies include:

  • array or box method
  • lattice method
  • traditional algorithm
  • breaking apart
  • using a close 10.

  NSW Curriculum alignment

  Victorian Curriculum alignment

  • VCMNA156

    Develop efficient mental and written strategies and use appropriate digital technologies for multiplication and for division where there is no remainder

  • VCMNA183

    Solve problems involving multiplication of large numbers by one- or two-digit numbers using efficient mental, written strategies and appropriate digital technologies

  • VCMNA209

    Select and apply efficient mental and written strategies and appropriate digital technologies to solve problems involving all four operations with whole numbers and make estimates for these computations

  Australian Curriculum alignment

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Lilian Smith

For the array/box method, could the numbers 20 and 5 be placed on the left hand side of the grid? I have my students add each line together afterwards on the right hand side of the grid.

Lilian Smith · Feb 22nd, 2018

Jill (Teach Starter)

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Jill (Teach Starter) · Mar 1st, 2018

Kim Linaker

The poster has an error. 42 x 25 but box 2 has 46 x 25

Kim Linaker · Oct 26th, 2017

Nikki (Teach Starter)

Hi Kim,

Thank you for alerting us to the error on the thumbnail. This has now been updated.

Kind regards,

Nikki (Teach Starter) · Oct 26th, 2017

Resource Updates

  • Lattice Method had an error, this is now fixed.

    Fix by Karen (Teach Starter) May 9th, 2017

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