# Multi-Digit Multiplication Lesson Plan: Numbers and Operations in Base Ten

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This lesson accompanies the BrainPOP topic **Multi-Digit Multiplication**, and supports the standard of multiplying two two-digit numbers, using strategies based on place value and the properties of operations. Students demonstrate understanding through a variety of projects.

**Step 1: ACTIVATE PRIOR KNOWLEDGE**

Display a box of crayons with 12 or more crayons, like this one:

Prompt students to share how they might represent how many crayons would be in 12 boxes of crayons in different ways, such as with a numerical expression or a drawing like an array. Ask:

*How can a representation help you solve this problem?*

**Step 2: BUILD KNOWLEDGE**

- Read the description on the
**Multi-Digit Multiplication topic page**. - Play the
**Movie**, pausing to check for understanding.

**Step 3: APPLY and ASSESS **

Assign **Multi-Digit Multiplication Challenge** and **Quiz**, prompting students to apply essential literacy skills while demonstrating what they learned about this topic.

**Step 4: DEEPEN and EXTEND**

Students express what they learned about multi-digit multiplication while practicing **essential literacy skills** with one or more of the following activities. Differentiate by assigning ones that meet individual student needs.

**Make-a-Movie**: Produce a tutorial explaining how to use an area model or the standard algorithm to solve for how many crayons are in 12 boxes that each contain 48.**Make-a-Map**: Create a concept map sequencing the steps to solve for the product of 48 and 12 using either an area model or the standard algorithm.**Creative Coding**: Code a math problem that involves multiplying two two-digit numbers. Challenge a classmate to solve.

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**Teacher Support Resources:**

**Pause Point Overview**: Video tutorial showing how Pause Points actively engage students to stop, think, and express ideas.**Learning Activities Modifications**: Strategies to meet ELL and other instructional and student needs.**Learning Activities Support**: Resources for best practices using BrainPOP.