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Visual Area Modeler Multiplication & Division Set

Visual Area Modeler Multiplication & Division Set


Item # 506464
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Recommended Grade(s): 3-5
Catalog Price $36.95
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Provide a foundation for complex multiplication and division problems! Visual Area Modeler boards allow students to easily move from the concrete representation of a problem, to the pictorial, and then onto the standard algorithm of multiplication and division.

The front side features two channels to hold the included base ten blocks to represent the factors of a multiplication problem. The back side is printed with a "factor t" for drawing representations of the problems.

Working alone or in small groups, students will use base ten blocks to create area models that are the length and width of a rectangle to represent the factors, and the area of the rectangle to represent the product. Using strategies based on place value, and the properties of operations, students are quickly able to determine products for multiplication, or quotients for division problems.

This set includes two, double-sided, dry-erase Visual Area Modeler boards, 100 units, 50 rods, 10 flats, and a deck of 50 task cards, with 25 multiplication and 25 division problems. Each card shows the answer on back: either the area model answer, or using partial products, a mathematical explanation of how each partial product was derived. Boards measure 12" x 12". Cards measure 4" x 6".

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  • Type: Manipulatives


Warning WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD - SMALL PARTS. Not for children under 3 yrs.

    Customer Reviews/Tips

    Wow, did this tool ever help students really understand the area model of multiplication! The channels in the foam/dry-erase boards made using the color-coded base ten blocks really easy. The task cards guide the students and become increasingly difficult, until the model no longer can be used and the student has to create a drawing of the solution - perfect! This is the link between creating small arrays for one-digit times one-digit multiplication to two-digit and even three-digit. After using this, students were very confident in drawing partial products grids of their own to represent multiplication.
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