# Category Archives: 1. Videos

## How to Multiply Using the Lattice Method

The Lat­tice Method of Mul­ti­pli­ca­tion The lat­tice method has a num­ber of dif­fer­ent names, includ­ing: Gelosia, Sieve, Shabakh, Venet­ian Squares, Hindu Lat­tice. I dis­cov­ered it the other day when my son was strug­gling to mul­ti­ply dec­i­mals using the grid method. … Con­tinue read­ing

## Multiplication Grid, The Grid Method of Multiplication and Multiplying Decimals using the Grid Method

I decided to inves­ti­gate the grid method of mul­ti­pli­ca­tion because my son, in his first year of sec­ondary school (Year 7), came home with his first bit of maths home­work. The home­work included the fol­low­ing mul­ti­pli­ca­tion:- 7.23 x 6.3 My son … Con­tinue read­ing

## How to Divide Fractions, Including Mixed Numbers and Improper Fractions

Most peo­ple imag­ine that divid­ing by a frac­tion will be very com­pli­cated but it’s really quite straight­for­ward. You just have to “flip” (a tech­ni­cal maths term) the divid­ing frac­tion by swap­ping the top num­ber (the numer­a­tor) with the bot­tom num­ber … Con­tinue read­ing

## How to Multiply Fractions, Mixed Numbers and Improper Fractions

Mul­ti­ply­ing frac­tions is con­sid­er­ably eas­ier than adding or sub­tract­ing frac­tions. When you add or sub­tract frac­tions you have to first find a com­mon denom­i­na­tor and then con­vert the frac­tions so that they have that com­mon denom­i­na­tor. When you mul­ti­ply frac­tions, … Con­tinue read­ing

## How to Subtract Fractions in 5 Simple Steps

The method for sub­tract­ing frac­tions is very sim­i­lar to the method for adding frac­tions. The key point is that you have to make the denom­i­na­tors (the bot­tom num­bers) equal before you carry out the sub­trac­tion. There are 5 sim­ple steps … Con­tinue read­ing

## Adding Fractions in 5 Simple Steps

Adding frac­tions (if they have dif­fer­ent denom­i­na­tors) is not some­thing you can eas­ily work out how to do. You have to know a method. The method is not dif­fi­cult and becomes sec­ond nature with prac­tice. Frac­tions with dif­fer­ent denom­i­na­tors are … Con­tinue read­ing

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## How to Learn Your Times Tables Fast

The Maths GCSE exam includes a whole sec­tion where you are not allowed to use a cal­cu­la­tor. It really helps, if you not only know your times tables, but are also very quick. Many peo­ple learn times tables up to the … Con­tinue read­ing