One of the challenges when teaching kids how multiply 2 digit numbers is getting the numbers organized. Traditional methods of multiplication require the alignment of the numbers to get the right answer. Although the concept of place values is introduced to children early, this task can be difficult especially if the students are still learning how to write neatly.
How to Multiply 2 Digit Numbers More Easily
Students can use the rainbow method if they are having trouble with the columnar format of traditional methods of solving 2-digit multiplication problems. It is based on the same principles of aligning numbers with the same place value. But it has an easier format to follow.
It involves four easy steps.