Multiply 3-Digits by 2-Digits Lessons


Want to save time planning your whole number multiplication lessons and have access to activities that students love? These SOL-aligned Multiply 3-Digits by 2-Digits Lessons come with detailed lesson plans, worksheets, games, centers, exit tickets, assessments, and much more! PDF and digital activities are included for both in-personal and virtual learning.

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Multiply 3-Digits by 2-Digits Lessons (5.CE.1)

Are you looking for no-prep lessons and activities to teach multiplying up to 3-digits by 2-digits? Look no further! These Multiply 3-Digits by 2-Digits Lessons provide everything you need to teach different strategies for solving and estimating multiplication problems. Save time planning and your students will love completing the hands-on activities found in this unit.

To take a closer look at some of the things included in this unit, check out the preview images at the top of the page!

What will students learn through these detailed lesson plans?

7 Detailed lesson plans are included to help students learn and practice the following skills–

  • Solve single and multi-step problems involving multiplication of whole numbers, where factors do not exceed two digits by three digits.
  • Apply strategies, including place value and the properties of multiplication when multiplying whole numbers.
  • Estimate the product of whole numbers.

What strategies are used to teach multiplication?

The following multiplication strategies are taught in these lesson plans:

  • Partial products
  • Use factors – exp: 210 x 30 = 210 x 3 x 10
  • Standard algorithm
  • Box method
  • Lattice method

For each strategy, there is an anchor chart that provides step-by-step instructions and visual aids for using the strategy to solve.

Each lesson includes worksheets that require students to use the specific strategy taught AND worksheets and games that can be used with any strategy. The quiz and the test allow students to choose any strategy to solve.

What comes in these Multiply 3-Digits by 2-Digits Lessons?

You will find the following included in this math unit–

  • 7 Detailed Lesson Plans
  • 28 Worksheets
  • 8 Task Cards
  • 7 Exit Tickets
  • 5 Anchor Charts
  • 4 Games
  • 4 Sorts/Foldables
  • Quiz
  • Final Test
  • Word Wall Cards
  • Digital Activities for Google Slides
  • Answer Keys

Are digital resources included?

Some worksheets, sorts, the quiz, and the test within these Multiply 3-Digits by 2-Digits Lessons are also included in a digital format and can be shared with students using your Google Drive.

When you purchase this product, you will be given access to a link that will allow you to open the file in Google Slides. You’ll then share that file with your students. The slides can be printed and adapted for students who prefer to answer the questions by hand. You can also view and print a student’s completed version of the slides.

What standards are covered?

These Multiply 3-Digits by 2-Digits Lessons are specifically created to align with Virginia math SOL 5.CE.1 although the lessons and activities closely align with most math standards related to multiplying up to 3-digits by 2-digits.

Don’t Miss Out!

These Multiply 3-Digits by 2-Digits Lessons require minimal prep work and are easy to implement whether teaching in-person or virtually. Students will also enjoy learning about multiplication as they play games, complete hands-on activities, and relate multiplying to real-world examples.


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