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Long Division and Multiplication Using the Standard Algorithm

Learn the best ways to teach multi-digit multiplication and long division. These differentiated strategies help students learn the traditional standard algorithm in a way that can be easily scaffolded to support students’ learning.

 

Students learn in different ways. 

No surprise there, right? You already know that if you’ve been teaching or parenting for more than a day.

Differentiated Multiplication and Long Division

Students Need Differentiated Multiplication and Long Division that can be scaffolded to help learners better understand the processes. Then, as students learn and progress, the scaffolds can be reduced and eventually eliminated.

So, if students learn differently, we need to teach them differently. We can use various teaching methods, strategies, and styles to reach every student. And the more tools you have in your teaching bag, the better.

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According to the Common Core State Standards, by 5th grade, students must solve multiplication and division problems using the standard algorithm.

Some students are ready and learn the process quickly, while others need lots of practice and repetition to master it.

I just bet you have some of those students in your class. You know they’ll learn it eventually. It will take some extra time. Time that you don’t have.

The pressures of our modern educational system push students to learn according to the grade level schedule. Teachers know that some students take longer than others to reach milestones.

The Benefits of Shape Math

Shape multiplication and long division can help speed up the learning process.

Teachers love Shape Math because:

  • Students become more independent.
  • Visual reminders of the next step in the process
  • Add and eliminate scaffolds quickly and easily.
  • Check student work at a glance to identify errors and address the problem immediately.
  • Scaffolds are consistent between Shape Math resources.
  • Students gain confidence.

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Starting to Use Shape Math

Shape Math is currently offered only through Teachers Pay Teachers. The best way to start using Shape Math is to identify the skills you need to teach. Each set uses the traditional standard algorithm for solving multiplication and long division problems.

Free Sample Sets

FREE Multi-Digit Multiplication Sample Pack (2-digit x 2-digit – NO REGROUPING)

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FREE Long Division Sample Pack (3-digits ÷1-digit – NO REMAINDERS)

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Start with These Original Sets

Original Shape Multiplication and Division BUNDLE (These are the two main sets) 

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2-Digit Multiplication (2-digit x 2-digit) – Original Set

Long Division Organizers and Worksheets (2-digits ÷ 1-digit), (3-digits ÷ 1-digit),(4-digits ÷ 1-digit)

Bundled Sets

Ultimate Bundle of Multiplication and Division – ALL SHAPE Sets + ALL GRAPH PAPER Sets

Big Bundle – ALL Shape Multiplication and Division Sets in one Big Bundle

ALL Multiplication Sets – Shape Sets and Graph Paper Sets

ALL Division Sets – Shape Sets and Graph Paper Sets

Original Shape Multiplication and Division Sets – These are the two main sets

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Multiplication Sets

Beginner Multiplication Set (2-digit x 1-digit), (3-digit x 1-digit)

Multiplication for Beginners shape math teaching worksheet set

2-Digit Multiplication (2-digit x 2-digit) – Original Set

Multiplication (3-Digit x 2-Digit), (3-Digit x 2-Digit) Organizers and Worksheets – EXTRA Set 2

Multiplication (3-digit x 3-digit), (4-digit x 3-digit)

3-digit multiplication and 4-digit multiplication worksheets and organizers set

ALL Multiplication Sets – Shape Sets and Graph Paper Sets

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FREE Multi-Digit Multiplication Sample Pack (2-digit x 2-digit – NO REGROUPING)

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Division Sets

Long Division with No Remainders (2-digits ÷ 1-digit), (3-digits ÷ 1-digit), (4-digits ÷ 1-digit) – Beginner’s Set 

Long Division Organizers and Worksheets (2-digits ÷ 1-digit), (3-digits ÷ 1-digit),(4-digits ÷ 1-digit)

2-Digit Long Division (3-digit ÷2-digit), (4-digit ÷2-digit) Organizers and Worksheets

ALL DIVISION SETS – SHAPE Sets and GRAPH PAPER Sets

FREE Long Division Sample Pack (3-digits ÷1-digit – NO REMAINDERS)