Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Vedic Multiplication

Vedic Multiplication from Alex Bellos and Lapappadolce! Kids create horizontal lines that are parallel to each other to represent the first numeral in the equation. Next, they create parallel vertical lines (perpendicular to their original lines) to represent the other numeral. Then, they dot the lines where they intersect. Finally, they count up their dots and voila - they have their product! Example below:


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  2. I'm a secondary math teacher and I love your blog! Thanks for all of the great methods! Even though I teach secondary students, a lot of them still struggle with the basics, especially multiplication. Methods outside-of-the-box definitely help some of them make the connection!