Math Made Easy – Multiplication Made Simple

Last month I took a crack at explaining (what has been called) Japanese Multiplication – Here and Here.

I make no secret of the fact that as a child I was home schooled, Christian schooled and sometimes a combination of the two in a one room school house – I can’t multiply (Heck, I can barely spell! Forget sentence structure).
while things such as multiplication worksheets and math puzzles are helpful, knowing I am not the only person in the world who has difficulty in math I felt the need to also share this mathematical find with others in need.

It has taken a while, but I finally figured out how to explain ‘carrying’ in Japanese Multiplication, wasn’t nearly as difficult to create an example as I had thought.

The second and forth examples use ‘carrying’. If you’re new to Japanese Multiplication the first and third are examples of the basics so you can catch up.

Japanese Multiplication with larger numbers

Disclaimer: I don’t know if any of this is actually “Japanese”, only that it works.

Elements used to create Featured image Artwork provided by Created by Jill.

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