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How to Make 2 Digit Multiplication Word Problems
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Hi! I’m Samantha Lake for About.com and today I’m going to show you how to make 2 digit multiplication word problems. We’re here at Count Me in Math Tutors in Bedford Corners, NY.

Word problems allow students to apply what they've learned in math class to real-world situations. Word problems build higher-order thinking, critical problem-solving, and reasoning skills. Here are a few examples of how to create two digit multiplication word problems and keep it fun for students.
Write Relevant Multiplication Word Problems

First, always start by writing your math problem so if it would be 48 x 2= 96. You will write the word problem based on that. Always try and keep your word problem gender neutral and age appropriate and try and keep it fun and creative to what your students like. Also try not to seem out dated by mentioning things like cds or tapes. Books, tickets for field trips and animals are always great materials.
Use the Following Examples for Two Digit Multiplication Problems

Lets start with a simple one: 48 x 2. Mrs. Lake has two boxes of crayons, each box has 48 crayons. How many crayons does Mrs. Lake have total? The answer is 96. It’s that easy.Lets move on to a double digit problem. Lets take 25 x 12 so we want to create a word problem with those two numbers. Let’s use a field trip as the basis for our word problem.Mrs. Smith took her 4th grade class of 25 students to the aquarium. Admission for each student was $12. What was the total amount of money needed for the field trip? The answer is 300.

Finally lets do one a little more complicated, 26 x 24. I’m going to prompt the students to apply basic knowledge, in this case that there are 12 months in a year, in order to solve this word problem.Sandy walks 26 miles in a month. If she were consistent in her walking for 2 years, how many miles will she have walked? Here the students would need to figure out that there are 12 months in a year so that would be 24 months times 26. The answer is 624.

If you follow these easy steps, you will be able to make 2 digit multiplication math word problems. To learn more math and other topics, please visit About.com. Thanks for watching.
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