During yesterday's lesson, we worked on multiplication and division.
Although the problems are more complicating, I observed that all the basic concept of math were continuously used. We were constantly looking out for patterns and counting. We were also constantly exploring possible ways to get the answers. As we explored, we found ways which worked like magic! :P
These so-called tricks help us to understand math better and is very different from memorizing without understanding hands on. Memorizing is robbing children of the opportunity to learn. It is fascinating to find new ways which works and help us count and multiply faster.
Below is a video of a boy counting( addition and subtraction) using just a finger trick he learned.
Can you identify which finger is the special number?
I just learned a faster way to count from a 5 year old!^.^
I also found another amazing way to multiply numbers 6,7,8,9 and 10 using fingers!
obtained from this website: Finger Multiplication of 6,7,8,9,10