# The Lattice Method for Multiplication

Enhance your students' multiplication toolbox by teaching them the lattice strategy for multiplication. Use this lesson as a standalone or as a prelesson to Multiplication Bingo: Two-Digit Numbers.
This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the Multiplication Bingo: Two-Digit Numbers lesson plan.
##### View aligned standards
This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the Multiplication Bingo: Two-Digit Numbers lesson plan.

#### Objectives

Students will be able to multiply two two-digit numbers using strategies based on place value and properties of operations.

##### Language

Students will be able to describe and explain the lattice strategy for multiplication using sentence starters and partner conversations.

#### Introduction

(2 minutes)
• Show students the vocabulary card for lattice. Read aloud the definition and describe the image.
• Ask students to turn to a partner and talk about when and where they have seen a lattice structure or pattern before. Examples may include fences, quilts, or artwork. Invite a few students to share their conversations about lattices.
• Explain to students that today they will hone in on one strategy for multiplication called the lattice strategy.