# Multiplying Multiples

Introduce your students to multiplying multi-digit numbers with this lesson that gives them plenty of practice and has them play a game with a partner that makes the lesson fun!
Need extra help for EL students? Try the The Partial Products Strategy for Multiplication pre-lesson.
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Need extra help for EL students? Try the The Partial Products Strategy for Multiplication pre-lesson.

#### Learning Objectives

• Students will be able to multiply whole numbers of up to four digits by one-digit and two-digit whole numbers, using strategies based on place value.
The adjustment to the whole group lesson is a modification to differentiate for children who are English learners.

#### Introduction

(5 minutes)
• Begin this lesson by reviewing place value. Write a five-digit number on the board. Have students come to the board and identify each number's place value.
• Tell students that today they are going to use what they know about place values to help them calculate multi-digit numbers.
• Write a two-digit by one-digit multiplication problem on the board.
• Have students raise their hands and work on solving the problems to show you if they have previous experience with multiplying multi-digit numbers like the one on the board.
• Explain to them that it is very doable as long as they know the value of the two single numbers, place value, and a strategy called regrouping.

Beginning

• Provide student-friendly definitions in students' home language (L1) and English (L2), for the following terms: "place value," "digit," "regrouping," "multiply." Include an image or example for each word.

Intermediate

• Give students a chance to solve the two-digit by one-digit multiplication problem with a partner before sharing their solution with the whole group.