Russian Peasant Multiplication.

Tim Hunkin illustrated this neat little mathematical technique of multiplying numbers between 6 and 10. Give it a try: Link | See also another method at: Dr. Math

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This is actually really easy! I was confused at first but 10 minutes of struggle later, I got it down! I think it would have been much easier to learn my multiplication tables in the 3rd grade this way instead of memorizing them. But I am an adult now so oh well!
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This is good for people who *can't* memorize their multiplication tables for whatever reason. It's good to have an alternative way and then maybe their brain will 'click' into place and 'get it' to help them start memorizing. I agree, it's more complicated than just memorizing though.
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So you have to add 10 for the touching fingers plus every one 'below'.

The fact that they draw the number 50 on top make me lost.

Thanks dodgyd55!
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