# Turtlehead Multiplication

## Elementary / Math

Use this Multiplication video as a fun introduction to multi-digit Multiplication, leading into a follow-up class discussion of WHY the “turtle egg” (the Zero) is needed: Guide students in reflecting on previous learning involving place value. Pause the video on one of the multi-digit problems and ask students to identify the true value of each digit represented in the problem. Ask: If the bottom number has a “3” in the tens place, what are we actually multiplying by? (30)

The Turtlehead Method makes multiplying large numbers simple.
Let?s multiply 27 times 65.
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First draw the turtles head.
Multiply by the number in its neck. Five.
5 times 7 equals 35.
So will write the 5 incurated 30 pretense to the next column
5 rtimes 2 equals 10 and 10 plus 3 equals 13.
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Now there are 3 important steps before we go on.
Check off carried numbers, draw a collar and lay a turtle egg (zero)
Now we can multiply by the other number. Six.
6 times 7. Some students have problem remembering the product of 6 times 7.
Let?s watch the clip to see an easy way to memorize the step.
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7 beetles, 6 legs walking to the zoo.
How many legs? Forty two!
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Now we know that 7 times 6 and 6 times 7 equals 42.
So we?ll write the 2 incurring the 4 to the next column.
6 times 2 equals 12 plus 4 equals 16.
The last step is to add.
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Now let?s multiply 94 times 31
First draw the turtles head.
Multiply by the number in its neck. One.
1 times 4 equals 4. 1 times 9 equals 9.
There are three important steps before we moved on.
Check off carried number, we don?t have this time, draw a collar and lay a turtle egg
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Now we can multiply by the other number. Three
3 times 4. Let?s watch a clip to see an easy way to remember the step.
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One, two, three, four, 12 and 3 times 4.
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3 times 4 equals 12.
So we?ll write the 2 and carry the 1 to the next column.
3 times 9 equals 27 plus 1 is 28.