If you are just becoming familiar with Common Core Standards for math, you may be encountering having to model multiplication with an area model. One of my students struggled with this concept for multiplying double digit numbers. We worked through the area model and I observed her working through the traditional way of multiplying. She was having problems with remembering to use a place value holder and adding in the numbers she carried to the top.

While we were working together, we came up with a gate or fence method for multiplying. She really caught onto the idea and doesn't make any mistakes for multiplying double digit numbers. It's difficult for me to write exactly how this method works, so I thought I would just show you on a video. Download the free gate/fence visual below.

## Common Core Double Digit Multiplication Visual

That is an awesome visual. Thank you, it will help my students with autism understand this concept.

I always look forward to receiving your blog posts. Each time I find great ideas to use in the classroom. Thanks for sharing and know that you are making a positive difference in many lives with your creativity and generosity.

Thank you so much Louise! You have really made my day.

This is how I teach kids to multiply (because of the array model), but I LOVE the visual!!! Thanks so much for posting on love2learn2day!!!

Cindy

So glad to have you come by Cindy! I love that this visual and the area model go hand in hand. Have a good day!

Thanks so much. This is a great alternative for some of those kids that need another way to work through double digit multiplication. Can’t wait to try it in the next two weeks.

Thanks– it looks great!

Thanks for coming by Christine!

I LOVE it!!! I will use this with my son! 🙂

Only teachers would share something like this at no cost. I just googled help with double digit multiplication for my 3rd grader. She is having a really tough time with it. We watched the video together and she loves the work sheet, she is using it to do her math homework and she is FINALLY doing double digit multiplication problems without me walking her through every step. Thanks!

You are very welcome. Thanks for taking the time to comment and let me know I have helped another child! Best of luck with that multiplication!

This is a great. I love it. Thank you.

This is great!

Do you have any tips/sheets/games for tutoring adults in simple math subjects?

I just came across this and can’t wait to try it in tomorrow in class. I will let you know how it works with my students.

Special Ed. Teacher

So glad you found it useful! Can’t wait to hear how it works for your students.

Thank you! My son is in 4th grade and he now understands!

That is great! So glad that worked for him.

Yay! I am so glad that this helped you too. I would agree that the more I teach math to my students, my understanding becomes deepened. Study up on some of my favorite math books: Family Math, Math Doesn’t Suck (it’s for middle schoolers, but she explains things in a way that makes them click), and Mastering Math Facts. Good luck with your student teaching!

very creative way to teach!

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Thank you for sharing your creative ideas. I am a student support worker for adult learners and I am always looking for ways to help them cross barriers.

Thanks for stopping by Randall!