Lesson 6
Multiply Twodigit Numbers and Onedigit Numbers
Warmup: Notice and Wonder: With and Without a Grid (10 minutes)
Narrative
The purpose of this warmup is to elicit students’ prior knowledge of area and the idea that a rectangle can be decomposed into smaller rectangular regions. Students look at 4 different area diagrams they used in grade 3. The reasoning here will be useful when students use diagrams to multiply two and onedigit numbers in a later activity. While students may notice and wonder many things about the number of units within the area of the gridded region, focus on the connections between the diagrams with a grid and those without.
Launch
 Groups of 2
 Display the image.
 “What do you notice? What do you wonder?”
 1 minute: quiet think time
Activity
 “Discuss your thinking with your partner.”
 1 minute: partner discussion
 Share and record responses.
Student Facing
What do you notice? What do you wonder?
Student Response
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Activity Synthesis
 “What do you know about the 13 and 4 in the first ungridded rectangle?” (They are side lengths. They correspond to the number of squares across and the number of squares down in the first rectangle.)
 “What about the 10, 3, and 4 in the second ungridded rectangle?” (The 10 and 3 are numbers that add up to 13. The 4 is the length of the shorter side.)
 “How are the four diagrams related? Name as many connections as you see.” (Sample responses:
 They all represent the same rectangle. They have the same side lengths and the same area.
 The first two show the number of square units that fit in the rectangle. The last two don’t show it but we can tell by multiplying the side lengths.
 The shaded portion in the second gridded rectangles shows the \(4 \times 10\) portion in the fourth rectangle.)
 If no students mentioned the area of the rectangles in their analysis, ask: “How might we find the area of the rectangles?” (For the gridded rectangles, we can count the unit squares or multiply the number of units across and down. For the other two, we can multiply the side lengths.)
Activity 1: Tyler's Diagrams (20 minutes)
Narrative
This activity prompts students to make sense of baseten diagrams for representing multiplication. The representation supports students in grouping tens and ones and encourages them to use place value understanding and to apply the distributive property (MP7).
This activity is an opportunity for students to build conceptual understanding of partial products in a more concrete way. In the next activity, students will notice that working with these drawings can be cumbersome and transition to using rectangular diagrams, which are more abstract.
Launch
 Groups of 3–4
Activity
 5 minutes: independent work time on the first problem
 2–3 minutes: partner discussion
 3–4 minutes: independent work time on the second problem
 Monitor for students who use different methods to find the value of \(4 \times 36\) in the first problem.
Student Facing

To find the value of \(4 \times 36\), Tyler uses a baseten diagram, as shown here.
 Where is the 36 in Tyler's diagram?
 Where is the 4 in Tyler’s diagram?
 What is the value of \(4 \times 36\)?

Here is a diagram Tyler made to find the value of \(9 \times 18\).
Explain or show how his diagram helps him find the value of \(9 \times 18\).
Student Response
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Activity Synthesis
 Select 2 students who organized the diagram in the first problem in different ways and then compare to what Tyler did.
 Invite selected students to share their method for finding the value of \(4 \times 36\).
 “How are these methods the same? How are they different?”
 “How are these methods like what Tyler did to find the value of \(9 \times 18\)? How are they different?”
Activity 2: Two Kinds of Diagrams (15 minutes)
Narrative
This activity continues to encourage place value reasoning for finding the product of a twodigit factor and a onedigit factor.
Students make sense of two representations that show the twodigit factor decomposed by place value: a baseten diagram and a rectangle. The latter looks like an area diagram that students have used in grade 3, where the side lengths of a rectangle represents two factors. As the factors become larger, however, it becomes necessary to draw rectangles whose side lengths are not proportional. When rectangles no longer accurately represent area, the term “area diagrams” is not used. Instead, “rectangular diagrams” is used in teacher materials and “diagrams” in student materials.
Students then choose a representation to use to find products and write corresponding expressions. In the synthesis, they learn that the results of multiplying a part of one factor by the other factor can be called “partial products.” In future lessons, students will use rectangular diagrams to represent multiplication of larger numbers.
Advances: Writing, Speaking, Listening
Supports accessibility for: Attention, SocialEmotional Functioning
Launch
 Groups of 2
Activity
 “Take a few quiet minutes to work on the activity. Afterward, share your thinking with your partner.”
 6–7 minutes: independent work time
 3–4 minutes: partner discussion
 As students work on the last problem, monitor for those who:
 recognize that baseten drawings are cumbersome and a less efficient way to find the product
 draw diagrams that show the twodigit side length partitioned by tens and ones
 write expressions that show place value reasoning
 use the distributive property (find the partial products, then add to find the value of the product)
Student Facing
 Priya drew a baseten diagram to multiply \(6 \times 53\). She said it shows that the product can be found by adding 300 and 18.
 Where do you see 6 and 53 in her diagram?
 Where do you see 300 and 18 in Priya’s diagram? What do they represent?
 Han drew this diagram to multiply \(6\times53\): Where do you see 300 and 18 in his diagram? What do they represent?
 Which diagram do you prefer for multiplying \(6 \times 53\): Han’s way or Priya’s way? Explain your reasoning.

Find the value of \(6 \times 53\).

Draw a diagram to represent each multiplication expression. Then, find the value of each product.
 \(6 \times 48\)
 \(9 \times 67\)
Student Response
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Activity Synthesis
 Select 2–3 students to share their responses and reasoning.
 “How are Han’s and Priya’s diagrams similar?” (They both show the 53 as 50 and 3. They multiply the parts and add them to find the total value.)
 “How are they different?” (Han just drew a rectangle, and Priya drew all the tens and ones.)
 “What expressions can you write to show how to multiply \(6 \times 53\)? What is the product?” ( \(6 \times 50) + (6 \times 3)\). The product is 318.)
 Explain that the 300 and 18 in both Han’s and Priya’s diagrams are called partial products. Each is found by multiplying a part of one of the factors by the other factor.
 For the last problem, if students do not partition their rectangular diagrams by place value, display the sample diagrams as shown in the student responses without products. Ask:
 “What expressions can we write to represent each part of the diagram?” (\(6 \times 40\) and \(6 \times 8\) or \(9 \times 60\) and \(9 \times 7\).)
 “How does partitioning the twodigit number into tens and ones help to find the product?” (Finding multiples of ten and facts like \(6 \times 8\) is easier than finding a product of say, 36 and 8. Then we can add the smaller products together to find the total product.)
Lesson Synthesis
Lesson Synthesis
“Today we used different diagrams and expressions to represent multiplication.”
Display \(8 \times 79\) and a blank rectangle.
“How could we use this rectangle to represent \(8 \times 79\)?” (Place 8 on one of the sides of the rectangle and partition the rectangle to show 79 across the other side.)
Label the rectangle and partition the rectangles to show 79 decomposed into 70 and 9.
“How does this diagram help us find the value of \(8 \times 79\)?” (\(8 \times 79\) is hard to do mentally, but I know that it is like finding the area of a rectangle with side lengths 8 and 79. I can decompose the rectangle into smaller rectangles and add the areas of the smaller rectangles to find the area of the large rectangle. Also, I can do \(8 \times 70\) and \(8 \times 9\) in my head, which makes the multiplication easier.)
“What is the value of the product?” (632, because \(8 \times 70\) is 560 and \(8 \times 9\) is 72, and \(560 + 72 = 632\))
Cooldown: Represent the Product (5 minutes)
CoolDown
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