Multiplication Grid Worksheets
In this section of our multiplication worksheets, we provide problems that have all the place values outlined by a series of lines or boxes. This should not be confused with the grid method or box method of multiplication which is a different way of orientating expanded form. While we do not disagree with the use of that method, we just find the horizontal orientation of expanded form to yield better results with students in our experience. These worksheets and lessons help students learn how to multiply a value that has a hundreds place by a value that has a thousands place using a nicely lined series of columns.
Aligned Standard: 5.NBT.B.5
- Short Grid Step-by-Step Lesson- I never realized how short the grid was that I made until I looked at it twice.
- Guided Lesson - There is much more space to work with on these than the lesson.
- Guided Lesson Explanation - You definitely need to follow along with the problem in these explanations.
- Matching Sheet - The products are monster-sized in this one.
- Practice Worksheet - I would hand out the sheets one at a time.
- 3 and 4 Digit by 4 Digit Multiplications 5 Pack - No "Multiplications' isn't a real word, just a fun way to say it.
- Answer Keys - These are for all the unlocked materials above.
Get ready for some super duper long division for you to work on.
- Homework 1 - The best advice we can give you is to stay organized through out your work on these problems.
- Homework 2 - Note which place values tell you what.
- Homework 3 - See how we split these values into expanded forms.
I supplied a few product operation tips here for you.
- Practice 1 - Some students will benefit by learning this skill through the use of expanded form first.
- Practice 2 - Other students will just get this drop down product model quickly.
- Practice 3 - Remember to drop zeroes in there the minute you start on the tens place and beyond.
Math Skill Quizzes
These are purposely not lined up. I did this because I have seen this as a new question format that test makers are experimenting with.
- Quiz 1 - These quizzes will see if you really know your stuff.
- Quiz 2 - Don't forget to use place holders, it makes it easier.
- Quiz 3 - Once last quiz to see what you know.
Tips for Multiplying Large Numbers
We all know that multiplication and addition are related. Multiplication only means to add the same number to a certain time. To make multiplication easier, most of us learn our times table by heart. These times tables help us in solving many two number multiplication sums and benefit us when we are multiplying much larger numbers. For instance, you can easily multiply 2 and 3 to get 6, but for the multiplication of 14 and 34 or 234 and 44 you need to take a different approach. Below we have discussed some tips to help you ease you’re your approach to this type of long multiplication.
Step 1) Line Them Up - First, write a larger number over the smaller number. Make sure that the tens unit columns of both the numbers line up. For example, you are asked to multiply 456 by 89. You write 6 of 456 over 9 of 89. Similarly, the 5 of 456 will be written over 8 of 89.
Step 2) Multiply the Lowest Place - Start multiplying the units of the smaller number with the larger number. In this case, multiply 9 with unit place of 456. This continues on to give us a product of 4,104.
Step 3) Multiply the Next Highest Place - In this case this is the tens place (8). Remember when multiplying with the tens place of smaller number start multiplication with a zero. You will see that we placed a zero on the end of the next product. You will see that by the blue color. The product of 456 and 8 is 3,648. We place that value in front of the zero.
Step 4) Add Everything Up - Once you have multiplied the smaller with all three places of the larger number, add your answers. The addition works the same in this case. Start adding numbers from the unit place and proceed to each successive place value until you have your full sum.