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Multiply multi-digit whole numbers by using the partial products strategy

teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.Math.Practice.MP1
teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.Math.Content.5.NBT.B.5
teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.Math.Practice.MP2
teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.Math.Practice.MP6
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Big Ideas: Multiplying multi-digit numbers requires strategies based on place value and the properties of operations. After working with area models, students should have a solid understanding of the connection between place value and multi-digit multiplication. This task requires students to compute partial products of a multi-digit multiplication problem and find the sum of these partial products to produce the final product. This lesson gives students a more conceptual foundation of multiplication in order to assist them in the future when using the standard algorithm. Vocabulary: standard form, expanded form, distributive property, area model, product, partial products Special Materials: Grid paper (optional)
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