Multiplication: Area Models & Partial Products4th Grade • Half Day Lesson Plan
Subject: Math, Numbers and Operations in Base Ten
Type: Half Day Lesson Plan
Skills: Numbers in Base Ten: Multi-digit Multiplication, 4-digit by 1-digit, 2-digit by 2-digit, Area Models, Partial Products, Expanded Form
File Type: PDF Document
Materials Needed: blank paper (several pieces per student), pencils, counters or another object as game pieces, dice (1 per pair), student dry erase boards and markers -or- paper and pencil if not available, and a document camera or whiteboard
Printable Resources: Required Printable Resources: “Jump Around” game boards (1 game board per pair or group) (3 levels available) Optional Printable Student Resources: “Exit Slips” (as an optional assessment component) (1 copy per student) “Multiplication: Area Models and Partial Products” (1 copy per student), “Bonus & Challenge Problems” (1 half sheet per student who finishes early) Optional Printable Teacher Resources: “Area Models for Multiplication” poster (1 copy for display), “Partial Products for Multiplication” poster (1 copy for display), “Jump Around” game board answer keys (1 game board per pair or group) (3 levels available)
Lesson Plan Description
This half day lesson plan is broken down into 2 separate segments (30-60 minutes each) addressing Numbers in Base Ten: Multi-digit Multiplication (4.NBT.5). These lessons include: helpful student notes of using area models and partial products for reference, guided and independent practice of multi-digit multiplication, 4-digit by 1-digit, 2-digit by 2-digit, area models, partial products, expanded form , and a game to reinforce the concept of multi-digit multiplication.
- Segment 1: students will multiply a whole number of up to four digits by one-digit whole numbers, multiply two two-digit whole numbers, multiply multi-digit numbers using the area model, and multiply multi-digit numbers using partial products.
- Segment 2: students will play the game “Multiplication Jump Around” to practice multiplying a whole number of up to four digits by one-digit whole numbers or a two-digit number by another two-digit number.
These lessons can be taught over the span of a half day or you can use the lessons independently, broken up over several days.