Partial Product

My Definition

Key Characteristics

The following are true of partial product:

- The term refers to an intermediary step used for multi-digit multiplication.
- It requires decomposition of at least one factor by place value.
- It is an application of the distributive property.
- A graphic organizer may be used to sort and arrange components.
- The place value of digits of factors is very important.
- It can be used with variables.

Example

Non-example

TEKS: 3(4)(G), 4(4)(D)