Oh okay hello today I’m going to show you a

method that I have taught my fourth graders it is called the turtle method

it is a method for multiplying two digit numbers times two-digit numbers let’s

choose a number let’s say we have 37 times 25 the first thing we’ll do is

draw a turtle head this will help us to separate the place values the ones place

from the tens place draw a little turtle a little turtle

mouth and here is your turtle head you’ll see and you’ll understand why

this is helpful as we go through the first thing we’re going to do is

multiply five times seven five times seven is thirty-five

and then your next step is multiply 5 times 3 5 times 3 is 15 plus 3 more is

18 put your 18 down now this is where we’re

going to stop and I want to show you there are some things to remember number

one we’re going to check off the 3 because we will no longer use that so

check is your first step number two we’re going to give a collar to the

turtle and this is going to remind us that we will no longer use the 5 we’re

finished with the 5 and number 3 which is my favorite is laying egg give a

turtle egg which is a 0 underneath the 5 and this is allowing us to remember that

we are finish with the ones place this is the

most common error with fourth graders is forgetting to put the placeholder so

check collar lady egg now if you remember these three things you’re sure

not to fail now we’re going to go on and move to the tens place and multiply two

times seven now remember to criss cross 2 times 7 is

14 2 times 3 is 6 plus 1 is 7 now the final step is to add 5 plus 0 is

5 8 plus 4 is 12 carry your 1 just like always 7 plus 1 is 8 plus 1 more is 9

and your answer to your two digit multiplication is 925 all right are you

ready to try another one let’s try 18 times 43 remember to draw your turtle

head and you will find that as you do this you’ll become faster and faster

that you also checking to do make sure that you’re doing all 3 of your steps 3

times 8 24 3 times 1 is 3 plus 2 more is 5 here we go with our 3 steps check

caller lady egg all right now we’re ready for the tens place 4 times 8 32 4

times 1 4 plus 3 is 7 and then I will do my final step which

is adding four seven and seven all right there you go try one make up a problem

and try one yourself thanks

this is really helpful. thank you sooo much

Oh my goodness I remember learning this last year with you! Just wanted to say thanks for being such a great teacher and I don't know if you remember me but I was in Ms.Woods class last year and I was also in yours .Miss you

I'm a fourth grader TO and thanks

Instead of teaching kids this, why don't you teach kids the about the Distributive Property? It's what multiplication is. If you teach kids the concept when they are young, they will already be comfortable with it by the time they get to algebra (because they've had years of practice).

I like this method

Thank you for teaching me the turtle method I really need it. Thank you so muchðŸ¤

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thank you this is helpful

really helpful video i am very thankful for this video

Thank you, I'm finishing up on my studies!

Thank you for teaching me how to do the turtle methond.

i like what u doing but i dont get it

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Ty you so much now i can do I'm method and show my teacher