Multiplication with Partial Products with Scaffolded Graphic Organizer

Multiply with Partial Products Multiply 2 digit by 2 digit numbers

Teaching multi-digit multiplication can be challenging, especially for students who struggle with organization or who have difficulty visualizing the process. As a special education teacher, I’ve found that providing students with a structured graphic organizer can be incredibly helpful when it comes to understanding and solving these problems.

That’s why I created a multiplication graphic organizer that includes lines to show students where everything goes, along with boxes for each digit. This resource is perfect for teaching multi-digit multiplication, including 1 digit by 2 digits, 1 digit by 3 digits, 1 digit by 4 digits, and 2 digits by 2 digits.

The graphic organizer works by guiding students through the process of creating partial products. First, students write the larger number on top and the smaller number below it, making sure to line up the digits correctly. Then, they multiply each digit in the bottom number by the digit in the ones place of the top number, and write the resulting partial product in the box to the right of each digit.

Once all of the partial products have been created, students then add them up to find the final answer. By using this structured graphic organizer, students are able to see exactly where each digit belongs and how the partial products are added together to find the solution.

The organization and spacing of this graphic organizer is especially helpful for students who struggle with executive functioning or who have difficulty visualizing abstract concepts. By providing them with a concrete representation of the problem, students are better able to understand and solve multi-digit multiplication problems.

In conclusion, if you’re looking for a helpful resource to teach your students multi-digit multiplication, consider using a structured graphic organizer like the one I created. With its clear lines and boxes, this resource provides students with a visual representation of the process and helps them better understand and solve these problems.

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