Specific Learning Disabilities >> Dyscalculia >> Management >> Teaching multiplication using the "Japanese Multiplication Method"

The Japanese, as smart as they are, have figured out an extremely easy way to multiply - turning the complex abstract process into a simple visual process. With little practice anyone can master the technique.

While this will surely benefit an average person, considering multiplication is where the fear of Maths begins for most people, it can have significant advantage even for those students who are trying hard to overcome the cognitive constraints placed on them by Dyscalculia. All they need to do is draw out a few sticks and do some counting and they'll have the answer to the extremely complex mathematical challenge, in a matter of a few seconds.

This video explains how. After you have seen the video, and are convinced about the magic please spend a couple of minutes reading the excellent article "Why Japanese Multiplication works" which explains how the method works.

Hope you find this useful!