Concrete Learning for 2-Digit Multiplication

Written by Donna Boucher

Donna has been a teacher, math instructional coach, interventionist, and curriculum coordinator. A frequent speaker at state and national conferences, she shares her love for math with a worldwide audience through her website, Math Coach’s Corner. Donna is also the co-author of Guided Math Workshop.

I visited in a 3rd grade class today and saw CRA in action again. Let’s backtrack a bit.  A couple of weeks ago during planning, one of my 3rd grade teachers literally broke out in hives at the thought of teaching 2-digit by 1-digit multiplication.  Probably the same way I’d feel about teaching poetry! Anyway, I decided to write the 3rd grade team a series of mini-lessons to guide them through teaching “big” multiplication using the CRA sequence of instruction.  Today, I got to see one of those mini-lessons in action. Pretty cool. Click here to grab the concrete mini-lesson. The complete lesson can be found at my TPT store.

Multiplying 2-Digit Numbers
Workstation Task Cards

1 Comment

  1. Tiffany Wilmore

    Thanks! Love this lesson and will use it in my 4th Grade Math ICS sessions!!



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