I remember the days of attempting to teach my fourth and fifth-grade students to multiply 2×1 and 2×2 digit numbers. They were struggling to grasp the concept and I felt completely overwhelmed. Two-digit multiplication can just be hard!

I’m so glad I have finally mastered the perfect engaging activities to lead my students in. Goodbye, are the days of frustration and boring kill-and-drill activities. 

But more than anything I believe in versatile, differentiated activities that are proven time and time again to increase fluency and understanding. Students will breeze through multiplying two-digit numbers while understanding the process of multiplication. 

Grab a variety of TEN differentiated activities to make students actually ENJOY learning multiplication again. 

Upper elementary students love to take ownership, so what better way than by creating a student math journal, complete with a cover. Plus, engage students using color-by-number activities. 

There are so many possibilities to teach a concept like multiplication of  2×1 and 2×2 digit numbers. But most importantly, find what works BEST for you and your students. I’m all about differentiating activities to best suit the needs of my students. 

Engage your students in high-interest activities such as multiplication tic-tac-toe or even visual references such as an anchor chart. 

And if you know me, you know I love introducing any new concept to students using (you guessed it) a video! 

Check out this one by Number Rock! Students will love moving, grooving, all while multiplying. 

Looking to make Multiplying by 2 Digits easier for your students? Try this FREEBIE to see how easy it can be for your students to master Multiplying by Two Digits.

Differentiated Worksheets can help meet the needs of ALL of your students. Grab this FREEBIE. and then check out the complete resource on TPT below. Your students will develop mastery with the scaffolded differentiated activities and games below.

Helping your 4th Grade or 5th Grade Math students multiply 2×1 and later 2×2

digits can be tricky, but it’s an important skill they need to master with confidence!

If you’ve ever noticed your students struggling with this advanced

multiplication, this packet is perfect practice. You can use it as morning work,

homework, in small group enrichment centers, or even as partner work.

Just print and go!


You can always “Count On Me” for engaging, differentiated math resources to help every student shine!


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