How to Multiply Double Digit and Get Help for Math Homework

How to Multiply Double Digit

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.

This post is part of a series designed to offer homework help in math, so that ANYONE can successfully multiply large numbers.

Articles within this series on Fractions:

  1. Area Multiplication: Book 1 – (86 x 97)
  2. Area Multiplication: Book 2 – (94 x 368)
  3. Area Multiplication: Book 3 – (37  x 6,375)
  4. Area Multiplication: Book 4 – (694  x 6,368)
  5. Area Multiplication: Book 5 – multiply decimals (0.93  x 4.83)

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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 Me
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Watch this Free Tutoring for Math Video!
Press PLAY and Watch this Free Tutoring for Math Video below.  Then copy these strategies into your notes!



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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 Me

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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?

Watch this Free Tutoring for Math Video!
Gather your materials and press PLAY.  We’ll solve this problem together, while you watch the math tutorial video below.
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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 Own

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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 Own

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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?

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 5
On Your Own

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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?

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 6
On Your Own

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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?

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 7
On Your Own

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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 8
On Your Own

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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?

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 9
On Your Own


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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 10
On Your Own

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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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Drill & Kill

Here is where we Drill until we Kill all our mistakes!

  1. The following problems can all be solved with the same strategies we used to solve the first ten problems.
  2. Solve all four problems on each page.
  3. Watch the video & correct your work.
  4. Review your work with your teacher.
  5. If you get all 4 problems correct, your parent or teacher may tell you that you’re ready to move to the next book within this series.

Good Luck!

Drill & Kill Any Mistakes

Challenge A

  • 48 x 5,796

Challenge B

  • 29 x 6,857

Challenge C

  • 38 x 9,432

Challenge D

  • 76 x 4,643
Once you complete the problem – Hit PLAY on the math tutorial video below.  Good Luck!

Drill & Kill Any Mistakes

Challenge A

  • 57 x 3,986

Challenge B

  • 38 x 2,897

Challenge C

  • 46 x 1,324

Challenge D

  • 85 x 5,038
Once you complete the problem – Hit PLAY on the math tutorial video below.  Good Luck!

Drill & Kill Any Mistakes

Challenge A

  • 92 x 1,391

Challenge B

  • 67 x 4,804

Challenge C

  • 83 x 7,337

Challenge D

  • 81 x 6,219
Once you complete the problem – Hit PLAY on the math tutorial video below.  Good Luck!

Drill & Kill Any Mistakes

Challenge A

  • 31 x 8,026

Challenge B

  • 75 x 3,484

Challenge C

  • 96 x 5,636

Challenge D

  • 54 x 4,679
Once you complete the problem – Hit PLAY on the math tutorial video below.  Good Luck!
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.

Thank you for reading this article!

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One Last Thing

If you like this post and found it helpful, please leave a brief comment.   As a teacher, perhaps the greatest reward I receive is from parents, children, and fellow teachers who use my strategies of education and succeed.

My mission in life and as an educator is to make people feel empowered, self-assured, and happy about who they are in this world!  We all have gifts to bestow upon our world.  Go forth and do so, and know that you are awesome!

Have a fantastic day – Brian McCoy


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