Dating back to Ancient Egypt, this method does not require memorization of all multiplication tables.
It relies only on the ability to add and multiply by 2. This could be a fun math lesson to explore at the end of the year to demonstrate an alternative method to multiplication. This method is not meant to be demonstrated as a primary method of multiplying, but rather to show how the use of numbers has changed over time and culture. This would be great if Ancient Egypt is a topic that you have been exploring with your class. Check out the tutorial below to see how it works.
Thank you to Maisonet Math for sharing this video tutorial!
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Math Live is packed with great TV like episodes in a cartoon format introducing many different math concepts. It is a great tool for 3rd6th grade teachers to use at the start of a new math unit. What’s great is that it is an engaging way to get students focused, while it introduces math concepts to show how math applies in everyday life. Give it a look and see what you think!
Link  http://www.learnalberta.ca/content/me5l/html/math5.html 
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