# Creative Multiplication

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 Guidance Challenge your children to solve multiplication problems mentally. When they arrive at an answer ask them to explain how they did it. Represent their method using area/ rectangle models and also using mathematical notation. Use the examples of the pages below for your own guidance. Notes: Focus on the methods and the ways of thinking rather than on the answer. Develop confidence in breaking numbers apart and putting them back together. Encourage creativity as opposed to the development of procedures. 5 x 18 5 x 18

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 Click here to review the instructions and guidance. 5 x 18 5 x 18 4 x 17

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 Click here to review the instructions and guidance. 4 x 17 4 x 17 4 x 17

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 Click here to review the instructions and guidance. 15 x 18 15 x 18 15 x 18

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 Click here to review the instructions and guidance. 15 x 18 16 x 9

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 Click here to review the instructions and guidance. 16 x 9 16 x 9 16 x 9

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### Related Resources

The various resources listed below are aligned to the same standard, (4NBT05) taken from the CCSM (Common Core Standards For Mathematics) as the Multiplication Worksheet shown above.

Multiply a whole number of up to four digits by a one-digit whole number, and multiply two two-digit numbers, using strategies based on place value and the properties of operations. Illustrate and explain the calculation by using equations, rectangular arrays, and/or area models.