This Math for Homework article is designed to ensure that your child is successful in multiplying double digit numbers. As your child works his or her way through this Online Tutoring for Math article, they will learn how to use two effective strategies that make multiplying large numbers simple. The best part – each and every problem is accompanied by a video tutorial that takes children step-by-step through the process of leaning how to multiply large numbers.

**First** – Your child will learn how to multiply using a strategy called “Area Multiplication”. I designed Area Multiplication specifically for my 6th grade students who were struggling with the conventional method of multiplication. Area Multiplication uses an area box, which is an easy way of keeping each number in the correct place value position.

I have had incredible results with Area Multiplication! These strategies work with children who have ADHD, Dyslexia, and other learning disabilities. Virtually every one of my students who has learned the strategies within this Math for Homework article has passed the standards based assessment for multiplying double digit numbers.

For a child learning to multiply – Nothing is more frustrating than when they do NOT know all their multiplication facts. It stops them dead in their tracks, making multiplying large numbers virtually impossible. That brings us to our second strategy.

**Second** – This math for homework article will teach your child how to use skip counting with the multiplication algorithm. Most teachers instruct their students how to skip count ( 5, 10, 15,20…), but few teachers instruct their students how to integrate skip counting with the multiplication algorithm. In the following online tutoring in math videos, your child will work side by side with me. Within each video tutorial, I demonstrate how to integrate skip counting with the multiplication algorithm.

This post is part of a series designed to offer help with math homework, so that ANYONE can successfully multiply large numbers. This is the first book, (Area Multiplication: Book 1). It 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. The third book, (Area Multiplication: Book 3) 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.

## 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.

### Math for Homework with Online Tutoring in Math: Challenge 1

Watch Me

Ernie the Emu

Ernie the Emu loves having his photo taken. As a matter of fact, Ernie gets his photo taken more than any other animal on the African Savanna. He sticks his face in front of anyone he sees with a smart phone or a camera. Ernie is 86 days old. He has had his photo taken exactly 97 times every day of his life. How many photos have been taken of Ernie the Photo-Hungry Emu?

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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.

### Math for Homework with Online Tutoring in Math: Challenge 2

Work With Me

Pinky Tuskadaro the Calculating Orangutan

Meet Pinky Tuskadaro the Calculating Orangutan. Right now, Pinky is trying to figure out how many bananas he has eaten in the past 48 days. If he ate 39 bananas each day, how many bananas has Pinky eaten?

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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.

### Math for Homework with Online Tutoring in Math: Challenge 3

On Your Own

Wrong Way John

Wrong Way John is a wandering giraffe who always gets stuck in the brambles. He traveled 36 miles a day for the past 27 days, and got stuck 113 times.

How far did Wrong Way John travel in the past 27 days?

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### Math for Homework with Online Tutoring in Math: Challenge 4

On Your Own

Moni Monarch

Moni Monarch is a hard working butterfly. She flies from flower to flower sucking up the sweet, sweet nectar. Once she lands on a flower, she slowly beats her wings while she sucks the nectar through her long tongue. It takes 94 beats of her wings before she can suck all the nectar from the flower. If Moni Monarch gets nectar from 64 flowers, how many times must she flap her wings in order to get all the sweet nectar from these flowers?

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### Math for Homework with Online Tutoring in Math: Challenge 5

On Your Own

Oscar the Hide & Seek Orangutan

Oscar Orangutan is the best when it comes to hide & seek. He plays hide & seek every single day of his life. As a matter of fact, he has hidden 38 times per day for the past 76 days. Every time, he hid in a different spot. How many different places has Oscar the Hide & Seek Orangutan hidden?

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Do your kids love to play Hide and go seek like Oscar Orangutan?

Perhaps they would like to hide in a fort that they can build on their own.

### Math for Homework with Online Tutoring in Math: Challenge 6

On Your Own

**Daisy the Ditzy giraffe**

Daisy the Ditzy giraffe is afraid of her own height. When she stands up straight, her head is 12 feet from the ground. Her biggest fear is toppling over and wrecking her beautiful giraffe-face. When she gets dizzy, Daisy lays down and kisses the Earth 43 times. With each kiss, she thanks Mother Earth for keeping her safe. Last month, Daisy got dizzy 57 times. In the last month, how many times has Daisy the Ditzy Giraffe kissed the Earth?

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Do you need assistance reaching the high heights where Daisy get dizzy?

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### Math for Homework with Online Tutoring in Math: Challenge 7

On Your Own

Mathematical Meerkats

Meet the Mathematical Meerkats. They are constantly solving mathematical problems. Last year, NASA called on them to help discover the distance between a number of different solar systems within our galaxy. The Mathematical Meerkats helped NASA 88 times. Each time they helped NASA, the meerkats worked for 49 hours straight in order to discover the correct answer to the problem. How many hours did the Mathematical Meerkats spend helping NASA last year?

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Do your kids love problem solving as much as the mathematical Meetkats?

Perhaps this calculator could be of assistance.

### Math for Homework with Online Tutoring in Math: Challenge 8

On Your Own

Ferlon the High-Fiving Tortoise

Ferlon the High-Fiving Tortoise loves to stroll through his neighborhood and give all his friends 99 high-fives. Every day he gives 99 high-fives to each of his neighbors. If Ferlon the High-Fiving Tortoise has 63 neighbors, how many high-fives does he give each day?

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Ferlon the High-Fiving Tortoise love all his neighbors.

Do you have a neighbor that you would like to give a cute little gift.

Check out these cute little owl pots.

### Math for Homework with Online Tutoring in Math: Challenge 9

On Your Own

Peter Piper the Pretty Praying Mantis

Peter Piper the Pretty Praying Mantis wants to rid the world of mosquitoes. At every meal, Peter Piper eats 67 mosquitoes, and Peter Piper is a hungry praying mantis. He has 73 meals each day. How many mosquitoes does Peter Piper the Pretty Praying Mantis eat each day?

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Peter Piper the Pretty Praying Mantis seems to always be hungry.

Are your children always wanting a tasty snack?

### Math for Homework with Online Tutoring in Math: Challenge 10

On Your Own

Allan Open-Mouth

Allan Open-Mouth is a swimmer. He loves swimming back and forth across his lagoon. Each day, Allan Open-Mouth completes 74 lagoon laps. How many lagoon laps will Allan Open-Mouth complete in the next 35 days?

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Do your kids like to swim like Allan Open-Mouth?

Keep all their swimming supplies in this handy mesh bag. It lets the water drip out, so the supplies can dry.

##### 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.

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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