# Math Magic - Vivid Visuals

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Title: Math Magic

Subject: Mathematics

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Math Magic uses a very simple method that we have researched on[1] but to learn the method may take a while if explained in mere words.

An example is shown:

Firstly, multiply the ones digit of the first number and the ones digit of the second number. This is the ones digit of your product. If the product is more than 10, carry over the tens digit to the next placeholder. Secondly, multiply the ones digit of the first number with the tens digit of the second number and add it with the tens digit of the first number and the ones digit of the second number. This is the tens digit of your product. If the product is more than 10, carry over the tens digit to the next placeholder. Then, multiply the ones digit of the first number with the hundreds digit of the second number and and then multiply the tens digit of the first number with the tens digit of the second number and then multiply the hundreds digit of the first number with the ones digit of the second number. This is the hundreds digit of your product, and carry over the tens digit to the next placeholder if the digit is more than 10.

However, when the method is seen visually, the line and the X and the shoelace being drawn, the student can easily visualize and remember this method much easier than just plain text as shown above. Also, visuals make it much easier to explain the concept, thus showing the effectiveness of visual learning. We chose to do this topic because this will definitely make multipication especially without a calulator in tests and exams much quicker, and this will benefit the students a lot if they learn this method.

1. CuriousMath (2006). Modification of "Multiply two 3-digit numbers mentally". Retrieved March 18, 2009, from curiousmath :: math is an attitude Web site: http://www.curiousmath.com/index.php?name=News&file=article&sid=63