After a student more familiar with multiplication table, we move to use checker board.
I love this material. Child move the bead bars and see how 2 digits multiplication works!
Question: 69 x 4
Put 69 and 4 on the side. There is different colors for tens and units. It reminds the place value concept.
Also put 6 bead bar in ten and 9 bead bar in unit
Then apply 4 times to each bead bar
Then count each square.
On the square of unit , there is 36. we move 3 to ten square and left 6 bead bar in unit
On square of ten , there is 24. We move 2 bead bar to hundred and left 4 in ten
James changed 3+4 to 7 before I could take a photo.
The answer is 276