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Multiplying & Dividing Whole Numbers & Decimals

Brad the Cube

Hello Fifth Grade Friends!

This is a strategy I like to use to solve some multiplication problems.

What do you notice about it?

An area model showing how to multiply 16 times 28.

This is called the partial products strategy.

I break each factor apart according to place value and then multiply the parts. Then, I add up the partial products to solve the problem.

Let’s try using this strategy!

Your friend,