Here is a simple way to show children the principle of multiplication. In fact, this is easier than normal multiplication. it involves counting, paper, and a writing utensil.
Step 1: Drawing the Lines.
The first step is to draw the lines. For one factor, draw horizontal lines, for the other, draw vertical lines.
Step 2: "Read" the Result
Now count all the intersections between all lines. If all goes well, the amount of lines should be the value of the product.
Step 3: DONE!!!
Congratulations! You have learned how to multiply the new way!