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Your kid had learnt one-digit and two-digit multiplication. Now, it’s time to learn multi-digit multiplication. Your child may find it bit difficult at first but, we are here to help your child with the easiest thing possible to help him learn and understand it in a better way.
your child needs to upgrade his multiplication skills from one-digit to multi-digit multiplication because he has to apply this in real-life chores and he should learn and be prepared for his future problems.
The easiest and most convenient method of performing multi-digit multiplication is with the help of box method multiplication.
What is Box Method Multiplication?
Also known as the Grid method multiplication is an initial approach to solve multi-digit multiplication for numbers more than 10. This method is often introduced to children during their elementary years. Hence, also known as the Grammar School method.
So, let’s get started.
To teach your kid the Box method you have to follow the following steps:
STEP 1: Draw a two-by-two grid-like shown in the above worksheet. Draw two lines vertically and two horizontally.
STEP 2: Now, you need to expand the given numbers and write the numbers vertically and horizontally outside the boxes. Like for example let me show to by solving the first problem of worksheet 2.
So, the number 33 will be 30+3, and 68 will be 60+8. You have to write 30 and 3 vertically and 60 and 8 horizontally outside the grids. You can also change the position of the numbers but in the same pattern.
STEP 3: For the third step you have to perform the basic step and that is multiplication. Teach your kid to ignore zeros for a while just multiply 3×6 rather than 30×60. This will be a lot easier procedure for them.
So, now they have to just add the zeros behind the numbers. Here, we ignored two zeros so we will add two zeros after 3×6=12. By adding zero it will be 1200.
STEP 4: For the next step you have to multiply same term i.e., 30 with the another number beside 60 i.e., 8 and answer will be 8×6=48 and by adding a zero that we ignored earlier it will be 480.
Repeat step 4 for the following number in a vertical grid that is 3. Multiply it by 60 to get the answer which is 3×6=12 and adding the zero the answer will be 120.
Again, multiply 3 by 8 and the answer will be 3×8=24.
STEP 5: For the last and the final step you just simply add all the numbers inside the boxes which you get after multiplication.
Like for our problem 1200+240+120+24= 1584
And, koala! this is your answer.
2-Digit Box Method Multiplication Worksheets
Use the box method to work out these multiplication questions.
2-Digit Box Method Multiplication Worksheet: 1
2-Digit Box Method Multiplication Worksheet: 2
2-Digit Box Method Multiplication Worksheet: 3
2-Digit Box Method Multiplication Worksheet: 4
2-Digit Box Method Multiplication Worksheet: 5
2-Digit Box Method Multiplication Worksheet: 6
2-Digit Box Method Multiplication Worksheet: 7
2-Digit Box Method Multiplication Worksheet: 8
2-Digit Box Method Multiplication Worksheet: 9
This simple and easy method will make your kid understand every concept of multi-digit multiplication. This will not only boost his confidence when he will be able to perform and apply this method in actual life but will also help him to stay ahead in his academics.
Remember to make your kid focus properly while solving these problems. To do this you can offer them sweets as they complete their problems. One sweet for each problem.
These box method multiplication worksheets will make the activity more fun and he will always love to study and learn new things. Our printables will help your kid to solve them and learn this method. You can download these worksheets very conveniently. We will keep working to prepare more exciting and fun worksheets for your kids.
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