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A Different Way To Solve Multiplication Problems

Filed under: General — Laura Moncur @ 5:00 am

This looked like an interesting way to solve multiplication tables by hand. I was never taught this in school.

New Multiplication Figuring

I have a calculator that goes with me wherever I go in my Treo. I NEVER do multiplication by hand, but this still interests me. I don’t know why. Must be the math geek in me…



  1. This is WAY cool. I wish I’d had this visual growing up. My husband does this type of organizing naturally. He’s a programmer and loves math. I struggled with the concepts of Algebra on up.

    Hugs, Holly

    Comment by Holly Schwendiman — 9/26/2006 @ 2:30 pm

  2. i am so glad i was able to find this.. this style is being taught to my daughter who already struggles with math. she did not quite understand it and her teacher never send home any kind of explanations on how to explain these techniques in order to help our children…THANK YOU!!!

    Comment by KATRINA MACE — 4/26/2008 @ 1:54 am

  3. hey this is kayla frum tx and this method is called “Lattice”. We learned it back in 4th grade. Im in 6th now. Its very conveinent. I use as often as I can. Again this method is call Lattice..pronounced LATISS. But im relly suprised you jusst found this out. Its a very unique yet easy way to solve advanced multiplacation…here try this equation (hope i spelled tht rite..im in middle of project in a hurry) using lattice… 350X250….GUUD LUCK

    Comment by kayjay — 8/30/2009 @ 7:38 pm

  4. i wanna a to solve maximum big number

    Comment by surya gauli — 7/15/2011 @ 5:44 am

  5. i am currently studying for an aptitude test and maths is very much a weak point for me. but, this method has really helped me learn a much faster way to do multiplication by hand.

    Comment by Abby — 7/19/2011 @ 4:17 am

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