My mum's a teacher and she found thid really cool way of multiplying decimals in a teaching book. In the book it calls it 'Italian'.

Here goes...

**Signing Up**

## Step 1: Table

Set out a rectangle like this:

(The dots are decimal points)

(The diagonal lines are important)

## Step 2: Tens

(If the product of the two numbers is less than 10, leave this half blank)

I am not seeing any addition in this particular step.