When multiplying steps up to double-digits, keeping numbers straight and organized is difficult.  This is especially true for students with learning disabilities, ADHD, or fine motor issues.  In order to help students learn the process of multiplication without handwriting issues getting in the way, we can use a few strategies to help students be more successful.

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Double-Digit Multiplication Frames

When getting started with double-digit multiplication using a frame can be helpful in helping keep numbers straight, and in reminding students of the multiple steps needed to solve the problem. Click the download button below to get a free Double-Digit multiplaction frame. 

Lined on the Side

Simply turning the lined paper to the side is helpful because now you can use the blue lines to keep columns straight.  I prefer to use wide-ruled paper but any lined paper will work.