Multiplying 23 × 19 Using Lattice Multiplication

This video demonstrates how to use lattice multiplication. Although the lattice multiplication strategy eliminates regrouping while solving the problem, it requires careful construction of the lattice (it needs to be the correct size), correct placement of the numbers (above or below the lattice line), and a solid understanding of place value. The lattice strategy uses place value by partitioning multi-digit numbers into smaller parts and it may not be an efficient strategy for students to use if they do not understand how multiplication works. However, learning this strategy with whole numbers may benefit students as they begin to multiply decimals as lattice multiplication is an efficient tool to use with decimals. 

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