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Rapid Fire Single Digit Vertical Multiplication


Aligned To Common Core Standard:

Grade 3 Operations - 3.OA.A.1

Students practice completing single digit multiplication problems with these worksheets. Tips for Multiplying Vertically - Vertical multiplication or long multiplication is a method that is very common and taught in elementary school to students who are learning how to multiply. This method is used all over the world and can be used for multiplying numbers of arbitrarily large size and sometimes decimal. Numbers that are multiplied are placed vertically on top of each other. The number at the top is called the multiplicand, and the one being multiplied with is called the multiplier. The result that is achieved is called the product. For example, when we multiply 384 x 56, the number will more digits is called the multiplicand. This multiplication starts with multiplying the multiplicand with the digit that is the least significant of the multiplier. The first step will generate a partial product. As you move on, the digits of the multiplicand multiply with the digits in the higher order of the multiplier. In the last step, all the partial products are then added together. The vertical method can be extended to more than on multiplicand. The complexity of the problem increases with the number of multiplicands at hand.

Practice Worksheets

This should keep you pretty busy.

Mad Minutes Multiplication

You should have students complete 1 of these a day for a week. That should help them master the skill.


A quick way to check for understanding in your students.