# Memorable method for multi-digit Multiplication

This Multiplication video introduces students to the “Turtlehead Method”. The Turtlehead Method provides a simple and entertaining way for students to recall the steps involved in solving multi-digit Multiplication problems. This featured Factivation!® *Teacher Tube* Multiplication video also illustrates the importance of having mastered single-digit Multiplication facts, as students learn how to apply the basic facts to larger Multiplication problems.

## Using the Turtlehead Multiplication video in the classroom

Teachers/parents are invited to use this Multiplication video as a fun introduction to multi-digit Multiplication, leading into a follow-up class discussion of WHY the “turtle egg” (the Zero) is needed: **Guide students in reflecting on previous learning involving place value. Pause the video on one of the multi-digit problems and ask students to identify the true value of each digit represented in the problem. Ask: If the bottom number has a “3” in the tens place, what are we actually multiplying by? (30) **

*Need to review place value? Our COOL! Place Value Video also received a 5-apple Teacher Tube rating. Use this video to teach or review place value to the thousands.*

You’ll find that students will ask to watch the Turtlehead Multiplication video often. Multiple viewings followed by paper/pencil or iPad practice sessions are encouraged, as each provides review of the computational steps needed to solve multi-digit Multiplication problems.

CCSS.Math.Content.4.NBT.B.5 Multiply a whole number of up to four digits by a one-digit whole number, and *multiply two two-digit numbers, using strategies based on place value* and the properties of operations. Illustrate and explain the calculation by using equations, rectangular arrays, and/or area models.

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