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Rectangular Multiplication of Integers

This interactive Java applet allows users to visualize and practice multiplying integers using an area representation. The user drags sliders to adjust the two factors and then observes the resulting changes in the rectangular array. The color of the array shows the sign of the product. Instructions for users and teacher information are available through links at the top of the page.
Contributed by: Utah State University, Publisher
Math TopicNumber Sense, Basic Operations, Number Concepts, Mathematical Processes
Grade Level5, 6+
Resource TypeActivity, Interactive Media

  • Additional Information
    • AudienceLearner
    • LanguageEnglish (USA), French, Spanish
    • Education Topic
    • Interdisciplinary Connection
    • Professional DevelopmentNo
    • ContributorUtah State University, Publisher
    • Publication Date2005-02-04
    • RightsCopyright (c) 1999-2010 by Utah State University.
    • AccessFree access
  • Standards
    • Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

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