Today, I noticed a very interesting picture in a grade 4 student's notebook. And, the description of the picture was even more interesting : A dinosaur head and a dinosaur egg in a multiple digit multiplication problem. Me - Why do you put a zero in the second row of multiplication? Student - This is... Continue Reading →

# Distributive property – simple & visual

Most of the students learn about Distributive Property in Grade 4 or Grade 5 and this is how they usually get introduced to this topic. a * (b + c) = a * b + a * c I feel that we can introduce this beautiful & useful mathematical property in a more interesting manner.... Continue Reading →

# Time for Times Tables

This is a post for Grade 2 students. I am sure that you must have learnt addition & subtraction by now. Now, it is time for times tables. My aim is to make times tables (multiplication) ‘simple & visual’ for you. What is multiplication? Me : Does the sign of multiplication (×) look similar to the sign of addition... Continue Reading →

# Multiplication Tricks using Visuals!

Most students learn about Distributive Property in Grade 4 or Grade 5 and this is how we usually introduce this topic to them. a * (b + c) = a * b + a * c I feel that we can introduce this beautiful & useful mathematical property in a more interesting manner. I want... Continue Reading →

# Multiplication Trivia!

Sometimes, trivial questions lead to in-depth understanding of the subject. A few days back, one of my Primary 4 students asked a Multiplication Trivia. 33 × 22 ======= 66 660 ⬅ ======== Why do we put a zero in the second row of multiplication ? I was very happy with the fact that my students... Continue Reading →