As we begin Topic 3, "Multiplying Whole Numbers", we will be doing a lot of work with the Area Model of Multiplication. I know for many parents that this approach--partial products--might be a new way to approach multiplication. I find this work very important to help my students more fully understand what they are doing when they multiply. It is not the traditional multiplication algorithm we are used to, but I ask you to give this video a quick viewing so that you can help your child at home. Thanks for your support of the important work we are learning in class! (To view video, hold down your control button while clicking on link). Parent's Guide to Area Model of Multiplication
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