Easy Graphical Multiplication Trick

By: Akahad

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Uploaded on November 16, 2006 by Akahad

How to transform a multiplication into a simple counting of points through the drawing of a square shape (original analogy was with a stool). It works with any numbers if you keep the right partition. If you use a zero, use a dotted line. When a dotted line cross another dotted line or a plain line, count zero. You can verify with your calculator!It's only meant to be a funny trick to show to kids not to be an efficient way to do multiplication.An application of this trick can be seen at:http://www.metacafe.com/watch/339625/easy_graphical_fractions_addition_subtraction_trick/check our new video: http://www.metacafe.com/watch/410784/eating_fire/

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Graphical, Multiplication, Drawing, Stool, Numbers, Mathematics, How To, Science & Tech
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