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multiplication strategies

skip counting

Students skip count or add to come to the total. 

friendly numbers

Students change one of the factors to make it an easier multiplication problem. 

partial products

Students break apart factors in addends allowing them to solve smaller problems. 

doubling & halving

Students double one factor while halving the other factor. 

breaking factors

Students break factors into smaller factors to create easier problems. 

expanded algorithm

Similar to partial products as students move to a more efficient way of writing their thinking. 

standard algorithm

Students work from right to left multiplying each part of each factor.