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.


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