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Speed Math by Gaurav Tekriwal

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CHAPTER1

Multiplication

In This Chapter

  • Getting “hands-on” with finger multiplication
  • Tricks you can use when multiplying by 11
  • How the base method can help you simplify multiplication problems
  • Multiplying numbers that aren’t close to a base
  • Using the vertically and crosswise method to multiply numbers

You may wonder why I’m beginning with multiplication. After all, wouldn’t it be easier to start with addition or subtraction? It’s that sense of dread you may feel about jumping into multiplication that makes me want to talk to you about it right away. Speed math is especially impressive for multiplication problems; the methods are so simple, ...

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