Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Student Video Tutorials: Multi-Digit Multiplication

We're excited to share student-produced video tutorials on the multi-digit multiplication strategies that we've been learning. The tutorials were recorded using a free app, Educreations.

As we began, I asked if any of them had ever seen a video tutorial. Grinning, they all said that they had. They were thrilled with the idea of making their own!

After randomly selecting a multi-digit multiplication strategy, they planned presentations, including visuals and text/dialog. This organizer helped guide the process. (Click on the sheet for a free copy.)


Take a peek...
Students plan and write the visuals and the dialogue...

...and practice presentations on mini whiteboards...

This was a powerful way for them to demonstrate what they've learned. As students planned, I heard incredible mathematical conversations.  In one example, while working on the ratio table presentation, a student experimented with several sets of numbers--conversing with classmates about choices--before he came up with an example that demonstrated optimal efficiency.

Enjoy their videos. If you'd care to share, they would love to read your comments!

The articles in this 3-part series on Teaching Multi-Digit Multiplication include:
1. Multiple Strategies for Multi-Digit Multiplication (introduction)
2. Choosing the BEST Strategy
3. Student Video Tutorials


  1. Wow, that's seriously impressive, kudos to your class! Each tutorial is clear and well thought out. I especially love how the standard algorithm tutorial talks about the 100 and 1000, instead of the 10's. Clearly a student who has the depth to use the algorithm with understanding! Cindy Neace

  2. What app did you use to record?

    1. Educreations. It's linked at the top of the article for you. :)

  3. Love that they created their own videos!!!!

  4. Thanks so much for your fine teaching.

    1. That means a lot coming from someone who I regard as one of the greatest teachers EVER!!! Thank you!


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