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Area Model of Partial Products

Area model of partial products

Elementary math teachers know the importance of this model in teaching the concept of applying distributive property in area model.
The idea is to break one large area (which represents the product of two numbers) into several pieces (products of smaller numbers), then to find the areas of the pieces individually, and finally add to get the area of the whole (the product of the given numbers).