Our Multiplication of Larger Numbers lesson plan provides students with the specific steps and strategies needed to multiply large numbers. These steps are called an algorithm because they are followed each time a large multiplication problem is solved. The steps are presented in the lesson with examples so students can follow along and then practice using the steps. Students are asked to complete an interactive activity in which they pick numbers out of a bag at random and multiply them together. Students are also asked to complete given practice problems in order to demonstrate their understanding of the lesson.
At the end of the lesson, students will be able to fluently multiply multidigit whole numbers using the standard algorithm.
Common Core State Standards: CCSS.Math.Content.4.NBT.B.5, CCSS.Math.Content.5.NBT.B.5