Say What? Did you know there are multiple was of doing multiplication? Neither did I. In our rush to Understand, sometimes we forget that maybe, just maybe...EVEN IF...we don't understand...our child might.
So Raven was struggling with the multiplication of double digit and multi digit numbers...I thought...Well my way was the only way...Then she got so frustrated, she cried...WHAT?????? I closed the book, said school was out for the day (Yes I am an Author, Humanitarian, Home-school educator, Wife, Mother, Walipni builder, Website keeper....ick...Let's make it easy...I am Elicia) I sat down at the computer. Oh the glorious thing...and I asked Google and YouTube: How to do Multiplication. (Yes I am a graduate of Google and YouTube..when is the test?)
And I must say...I am amazed out how BEAUTIFUL MATH IS. There were so many ways to multiply 12 * 13 Seriously.
So without further adieu, in two parts: 6 or 7 methods of Multiplication (you be the judge on that). I will add more as I go along:
Part 1: Common Core (have to have), Old (mom, dad, grandma, grandpa) Asian grid. Part 2: Ancient (sand Script Math) :) If you have any questions, leave a comment, I will do my best to answer. (Sorry about the video quality. I couldn't use my video camera or my HD computer...they made the numbers backwards...Video 101...Plus..the angle is limited...I had to use a hand held..point and shoot Camera...Ah...life...How wonderful is it that we have a camera, a video recorder, and a computer that can capture life...Pretty Amazing!!! )
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