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! After lots of planning and trial and error, I feel like I’ve finally found the perfect two digit multiplication activities my students love. No more kill-and-drill activities in my classroom. 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! Check out these awesome activities you can try in your classroom today.
Get Students Engaged in Two Digit Multiplication With a Math Journal
Upper elementary students love to take ownership and use their creative talents. So, what better way to get your students engaged in learning two digit multiplication than with a personal math journal?
My kiddos love having their very own personal math journal. It’s easy to pull out during morning work, or focused instruction in small groups. This is also a great way for them to record and practice what they’ve learned.
It’s also a great way for you to do an quick informal assessment of your student’s progress. This makes it super easy for you to differentiate if necessary.
Use Technology to Your Advantage
We all know how much our students love any opportunity to use technology in the classroom. Because of this, I use engaging videos to help introduce, practice, and review important concepts. And if you know me, you know I love introducing any new concept to students using technology.
Check out this Math Songs by NUMBEROCK video featuring a fun song and engaging animation to help your students remember key concepts about two digit multiplication! Students will love moving and grooving to this fun video!
Make Learning Two Digit Multiplication a Game
Engage your students in high-interest activities that feel more like a game than learning. Using tic-tac-toe, a memory game, matching the sum to the problem and so much more will keep your kids excited about practicing their two digit multiplication.
A quick check of Pinterest can give you hundreds of ideas for fun math games. Turning learning into a game is a great way for students to practice..
You can even challenge your students to work in teams to create games. It’s a great way to sneek in some extra practice that feels more like a game than math work.
Worksheets to Practice Two Digit Multiplication can be fun
While worksheets aren’t my go to resource for everything, they are a great way to get in some differentiated and important practice.
I love using math worksheets as part of our morning work, center activities, or even homework. It’s a great way to get in some independent practice. I also love using worksheets for differentiation. It’s easy for me to assign specific worksheets to students based on informal assessments throughout the unit.
Check out this awesome FREEBIE . You will love how fun and easy it can be for your students to practice Multiplying by Two Digits.
Two Digit Multiplication Made Easy
If you’ve ever noticed your students struggling with this advanced multiplication, I have just the thing for you. This PRINT AND GO 2 Digit by 1 Digit Multiplication – 4th Grade Multiplication resource is perfect for morning work, homework, in small group enrichment centers, or even as partner work. It’s just what you need to get your students engaged in learning.
There are so many possibilities to teach a concept. 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 in fun and engaging ways.
I’m so happy to share these fun activities and resources for teaching two digit multiplication with you today. You can always “Count On Me” for engaging, differentiated math resources to help every student shine!
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