# 3 Digit by 1 Digit Multiplication Using the Area Model

If your students are working on (and possibly struggling with) 3-digit by 1-digit multiplication, you might want to give the area model a try!

### What is Area Model Multiplication?

The area model method is based on the equation that we use to find the area of a rectangle where we multiply the length times the width to find the area.

(L X W=Area)

When using the area model to multiply 3-digit numbers by 1-digit numbers, we break down the 3-digit number into the expanded form and then multiply each part by the 1-digit number.  We then add the partial products together.  You can see an example of this in the anchor chart above.

### How can students get more practice with Area Model Multiplication?

I love using Scoot games to help my students get out of their seats while they practice the skills we are working on. I developed this fun Christmas Area Model Multiplication Scoot Game to give students more practice with area model multiplication.

What's Included?

* Teacher Directions

* (24) 3-Digit by 1-Digit Multiplication Using the Area Model Task Cards

* Student Recording Sheet

### How can I use these?

This activity can be used as a whole class Scoot game, as task cards at a center, or as a write-the-room activity.