A few students are still have some difficulty with this approach to multiplying and it may require some review. For now, I am going to go step-by-step through it to help out those who may need a review:
IT TOTALLY HELPS TO HAVE AN UNDERSTANDING OF HOW PLACE VALUE WORKS. WORKING FROM RIGHT TO LEFT, WE BEGIN WITH THE UNITS (known to many as the Ones), AND MOVE TO THE TENS, HUNDREDS, AND THOUSANDS.
34 = 30+4
56 = 50 + 6
1. 6 is multiplied first by 4 to give us 24.
2. 6 is then multiplied by the 3o to give us 180. Remember it is not a 3, but a thirty.
Now we move to the 5, which is really a 50.
3. 50 is multiplied first by 4 to give us 200.
4. 50 is now multiplied by 30 to give us 1500.
All of the totals are added up to give us our answer.
There will be a short review on the 3 digit x 2 digit before we swing into a new strand: Patterning and Algebra.
In Language, we have been having a comprehensive review of Complex sentences. Here are a few images with some review points that may help a few students: