As I have mentioned before, I am homeschooling Jordan this year. He has a learning disability and I am trying to give him the one on one help he needs to get caught up. We came to a point where we needed to multiply higher level numbers. This was a problem, because while he has a method worked out in his head to do the lower numbers like 4 x 2, he has a hard time when it is something larger like 8 x 7.
The problem is, he can’t memorize. Well, he can, but it is on a much slower and lower level than a non learning disabled child. I found this new method of teaching the higher times tables and it has worked wonders for him. While it seemed difficult to me, it was easy for him.
Step 1: Mentally number your fingers of each hand as shown below.
Step 2: Follow the steps on the image below.
Have you tried this method with your child or do you have any other tips for teaching multiplication to a child who is learning disabled? Feel free to share your comments below.