# How to Multiply Double Digit and Get Help for Math Homework

This article is designed to teach how to multiply double digits.  Your child will also get help for math homework, because every problem comes with its own video tutorial.  From time to time, I get a handful of students who really struggle learning how to multiply double digits.  I have them work through the video tutorials side by side with me.  The students watch a bit of the video, pause it, and copy part of the problem.  Then the students play a bit more of the video, pause it and copy another section of the problem.  Students work their way through the video until they complete the entire problem.  This is like having a personal tutor.  Sometime students need to do five or six problems like this before they are ready to attempt to solve the problem on their own.  That is fine.  I have had incredible success by having students work their way through one problem after another – first with the aid of the video tutorial, and finally on their own.

First, your children will learn to use an area box, which is an easy way of keeping each number in the correct place value position.  Next, your children will learn how to use skip counting any time they forget their multiplication facts.  All the while, your child will have the support of the free tutoring for math video.

This post is part of a series designed to offer homework help in math, so that ANYONE can successfully multiply large numbers.  The first book, (Area Multiplication: Book 1) teaches how to multiply a two digit number by another two digit number, as in 86 x 97.  The second book, (Area Multiplication: Book 2) teaches how to multiply a two digit number by a three digit number, as in 94 x 368.  This is the third book, (Area Multiplication: Book 3).  It teaches how to multiply a two digit number by a four digit number, as in 37  x 6,375.  The fourth book (Area Multiplication: Book 4) teaches how to multiply a three digit number by a four digit number, as in  694  x 6,368.  And, the fifth book, (Area Multiplication: Book 5) teaches how to multiply with decimals.

I developed Area Multiplication specifically for my students who did NOT know their multiplication facts and could not multiply double digit numbers.  I have had incredible results!  These strategies work with children who have ADHD, Dyslexia, and other learning disabilities.  Virtually every one of my students who has learned this strategy has passed the standards based assessment for multiplying double digit numbers.

## Does your child struggle with multiplying large numbers, because he or she does not know all their multiplication facts?

The problem below is called a “Watch Me” challenge.  This Watch Me challenge introduces the strategies of skip counting and Area Multiplication.  More importantly, the video demonstrates how to use these two strategies while solving a multiplication problems.  I encourage you to watch this first video with your children and to discuss the strategies.  Then have your child write this first problem in their math notebook.

### Help for Math Homework: Challenge 1 Watch MeAmos the Angry Kitten

Amos the Angry Kitten does not like ants.  He just spotted one now, and he is ready to fight.  On his daily prowl through his yard, Amos attacks an ant mound.  There are 1,357 ants living there, and Amos fights every one of them.  If Amos does battle with each of the 1,357 ants every day for 46 days, how many ant-battles will Amos the Angry Kitten complete?

## Could your child benefit from a little One-On-One tutoring?

The problem below is called a “Work with Me” challenge.  This challenge encourages your child to work step-by-step along side me to solve this challenge.  All of the following challenges are called “On Your Own” challenges.  However, many of my students who struggle with multiplication will do five or six of the “On Your Own” challenges as a “Work with Me” challenge.  They play the video, pause it, and copy the strategies until they feel comfortable and confident.  Doing the problems as a “Work with Me” challenge is like having a personal tutor.

### Help for Math Homework: Challenge 2 Work With MeMontana the Lily Loving Moose

Montana the Lily Loving Moose is always on the hunt for a tasty treat.  He wades through the rivers looking for lily pads.  Montana eats 3,492 lily pads each day.  Yes – that is a lot of lily pads, but Montana is a big moose.  How many lily pads will Montana eat in the next 67 days?

## Do your children get frustrated when they make a mistake?

We all make mistakes.  As a matter of fact, making mistakes is an essential part of the learning process.  This is why at the end of each of the following “On Your Own” challenges I encourage children to fix their mistakes.  Finding and fixing your own mistake is the fastest way to learn.

### Help for Math Homework: Challenge 3 On Your OwnShelby & Sherman

Shelby & Sherman are a couple of thoroughbred seahorses.  They are the two fastest seahorses in the entire world.  Together, they have completed a 38 races across the Pacific Ocean, from the Bering Straight to Antarctica’s Rose Sea, which is 9,586 miles.  Altogether, how many miles have these two seahorses raced across the Pacific Ocean?

###### Watch this Free Tutoring for Math Video! Once you complete the problem – Hit PLAY on the math tutorial video below.  Good Luck!

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### Help for Math Homework: Challenge 4 On Your OwnCroaking Craig the Forlorn Bullfrog

Croaking Craig is sad.  His girlfriend left him for Boris Bullfrog.  Now, Craig spends his days croaking loudly in hopes of finding a new and better girlfriend.  Craig croaks 2,547 times every day.  So Far Craig has been croaking for 91 days.  How many times has Croaking Craig the Forlorn Bullfrog croaked in hopes of finding a new girlfriend?

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Do your kids love to catch and release frogs like Croaking Craig?  I know I did when I was a kid.  Perhaps your kids would like this cool Frog Catching T-Shirt.

### Help for Math Homework: Challenge 5 On Your OwnGinny the Love-Sick Giraffe

Ginny the Love-Sick Giraffe can’t stop thinking about Gerardo Giraffe.  He is tall, speckled, and handsome.  Gerardo has long legs, tawny colored horns, and flaring nostrils.  Ginny is constantly trying to get Gerardo’s attention.  She does sitting poses, standing poses, and even prancing poses.  If Ginny completes 1,476 poses every day for 24 days, how many poses will she complete?

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Do you know someone who would love to read about an animal like Ginny the Love-Sick Giraffe?  This Predictable book is fantastic for beginning readers.

### Help for Math Homework: Challenge 6 On Your OwnByanca Butterfly

Byanca Butterfly helps flowers grow.  She carries pollen from one flower to another.  Each time she lands on a flower she carries 17 milligrams of pollen to the next flower.  Byanca has carried pollen from flower to flower 2,832 times.  How many milligrams of pollen has Byanca Butterfly carried in all?

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Perhaps you know someone who would like to become a butterfly.
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### Help for Math Homework: Challenge 7 On Your OwnBellatrix Bunny

Bellatrix Bunny is a hopping machine.  She hops faster than any other bunny in the entire world.  Bellatrix hops 4,687 every hour, that’s 4,687 hops per hour.  If Bellatrix could maintain that speed for 34 hours, how many hops would she complete?

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### Help for Math Homework: Challenge 8 On Your OwnLenny the One Armed Lobster

Lenny the One Armed Lobster is the strongest lobster in the entire world.  He only has one arm, but the claw has amazing crushing power.  When Lenny squeezes that claw, he put 5,029 foot-pounds of pressure on whatever he crushes.  If Lenny clamps down on 67 fish, how many foot-pounds of pressure would Lenny have created in all?

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Have you ever dreamed about swimming underwater with creatures like Lenny the One Armed Lobster?  Check out this scuba set for beginners.

### Help for Math Homework: Challenge 9 On Your OwnBlue

Blue is a traveling bird.  He has flown from New York, USA to Rome, Italy and back a total of 54 times.  If Rome is 6,898 miles from New York, how far has Blue flown in all?

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Are you a traveling bird like Blue?  Check out this luggage set from Kenneth Cole.

### Help for Math Homework: Challenge 10 On Your OwnZippy Zebra

Zippy Zebra can kick faster than any other zebra on the African Plains.  That comes in quite handy when he is getting attacked by lions.  When lions jump toward Zippy’s back, a lightning fast kick sends them tumbling back.  If Zippy kicks 73 lions a day for the next 3,483 days, how many lions will he send tumbling back?

###### Watch this Free Tutoring for Math Video! Once you complete the problem – Hit PLAY on the math tutorial video below.  Good Luck!

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##### Need Help with Division?

I have a series on division that is specifically designed for children who do not have all of their multiplication facts memorized.   The series is designed in a similar manner to this series on multiplication, where each and every problem is linked to a video tutorial.  Here is a link to my series on Division.

### Want More Tutorials?

TeachersDungeon is an Educational Fantasy Game.  It is 100% FREE!  The game is set to the Common Core Educational Standards, and is web-based, so it can be played on any device.  Many of the questions are accompanied by tutorials like the ones you saw here.

## One Last Thing

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