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How The Japanese Solve Multiplication Problems

The majority of us can’t figure out any math problem without the use of electronics, but the Japanese have their own way of teaching multiplication. And it doesn’t involve cheating by using that calculator on your phone.

You’re going to need a paper and pen for this, so if those two things haven’t gone extinct in your household, pull them out.

Write out the problem and begin drawing as many individual lines as there are numbers in the problem. Whatever number you’re multiplying by should be drawn horizontally. So 21 x 13 would have you drawing two vertical lines plus another vertical line, then one horizontal line, and so on. Think of it as the worst planned game of Tic-Tac-Toe ever.

Once you’re done, just count how many times the lines intersect and you have your answer. So put your phone away. You can do math all by yourself now.

THIS IS HOW THE JAPANESE TEACH MULTIPLICATION

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