Multiplying using the table or box method

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Taught by MrBurnett
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Lesson Summary:

In this lesson, you'll learn how to use the table or box method for long multiplication, which helps separate the multiplying and adding steps. By breaking down large numbers into smaller, more manageable components, you'll discover an easier way to calculate them. This method also lays the foundation for algebraic FOIL and can even be used for multiplying fractions.

Lesson Description:

This alternative method of doing long multiplication helps to separate the multiplying from the adding. The method also gives greater insight into what long multiplication is, and helps lay a foundation for algebra FOIL later.

Questions answered by this video:
  • How do you multiply large numbers easily?
  • How do you multiply numbers using the table or box method?
  • What is the table or box method for multiplying?
  • How do you multiply 437 * 28 using the table or box method?
  • Staff Review

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    This is a quick video explanation for how to multiply a 3-digit number by a 2-digit number using the box or table method. This method will work for larger numbers also. The steps required in this method are explained.