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Get Schooled: A Fourth Grader Teaches You 'Box Method' Multiplication

A fourth grade student at Meadow Homes Elementary in Concord, California explains box method multiplication.

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You might be confused about the Common Core, but this fourth grader isn't. Watch Savanna Burris of Meadow Homes Elementary in Concord, California breaks down the "box method" of multiplication — in less than two minutes.