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Turtle Multiplication

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Help your Year 3 to Year 6 students master the art of multiplying two-digit numbers with our free resource, "Turtle Multiplication." This innovative and engaging tool breaks down the multiplication process into manageable steps, making it easier for students to understand and apply. Download "Turtle Multiplication" for free by clicking the button at the bottom of the page!


What is Turtle Multiplication?

"Turtle Multiplication" is a unique and interactive resource designed to assist students in learning how to multiply two-digit numbers by two-digit numbers. The resource uses a visual algorithm where each two-digit number is placed on top of the other. Students follow a step-by-

step process to perform the multiplication accurately. This method, while detailed, is highly effective once students become familiar with it.

How Does Turtle Multiplication Work?

Step-by-Step Instructions:

  1. Print and Prepare:

    • Download and print the "Turtle Multiplication" resource.

    • Cut out each of the circles provided in the resource.

  2. Assemble the Turtle:

    • Place the circle with all the steps under the top circle.

    • Cut out the small triangle on the top circle to create a window.

    • Attach the circles together using a split pin so they can spin freely.

  3. Follow the Steps:

    • Rotate the top circle to reveal each step through the window as students progress through the multiplication problem.

    • The steps include:

      • Multiply the bottom number on the right by the two top numbers.

      • Write a 0 in the next row and multiply the bottom number on the left by the two top numbers.

      • Add the results to get the final answer.

Why Use Turtle Multiplication?

  • Step-by-Step Guidance:

    • Each step is clearly explained, helping students understand the multiplication algorithm.

  • Interactive Learning:

    • The spinning circle format engages students and makes learning fun.

  • Builds Strong Foundations:

    • By breaking down the multiplication process, students develop a strong grasp of this essential math skill.

  • Versatile Resource:

    • Suitable for individual practice, small group instruction, or math centers.

Benefits for Students and Teachers

For Students:

  • Increased Confidence:

    • Clear, concise steps help students feel more confident in their multiplication abilities.

  • Improved Accuracy:

    • By following the guided steps, students can reduce errors and improve their accuracy in solving multiplication problems.

For Teachers:

  • Easy to Implement:

    • The resource is easy to prepare and use in the classroom.

  • Engaging Tool:

    • Keeps students interested and engaged in their learning.

  • Versatile Teaching Aid:

    • Can be used for direct instruction, guided practice, or independent learning.

Get Your Free Turtle Multiplication Resource Today!

Transform your multiplication lessons with the "Turtle Multiplication" resource. This free, downloadable tool is perfect for helping students master the steps of multiplying two-digit numbers. Click the button below to download your copy of "Turtle Multiplication" and start making math fun and accessible for your students!

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