Japanese Multiplicator

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Introduction: Japanese Multiplicator

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This method, which we can find origins in the Maghreb back in the 13th century, is in reality, not Japanese. Still, it is a fantastic method to learn and experiment with multiplication in a simple and visual form.

This project takes it to another stage by explaining how to make a physical object to encourage the learning of multiplication. The format is also quite unusual as you can make multiplication up to 999 x 999.

Step 1: Dream About the Result

Step 2: Download the Instructions and Build the Multiplicator

Here are the instructions for the Japanese Multiplicator. We recommend to print it for a better experience.

Step 3: Watch the Video to See How It Works

Step 4: Enjoy Your Multiplicator

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    8 Comments

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    JohnC430
    JohnC430

    1 year ago

    Thanks. cool introduction to an alternate method. Is it possible to divide with that tool?

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    Innokick
    Innokick

    Reply 1 year ago

    Thank you for asking this question, the multiplicator can unfortunately not divide.

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    StumpChunkman
    StumpChunkman

    1 year ago

    This is very cool. Thanks for sharing.

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    Innokick
    Innokick

    Reply 1 year ago

    Thank you very much!

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    pmcclay
    pmcclay

    1 year ago

    If this wasn't for teachers for teaching i wouldn't feel compelled to write:

    Teaching deliberate bogus attribution seems... unhelpful.

    "Mahgreb Multiplicator" even alliterates. And teaches a meaningful bit of geography. With a segue to some history. What's not to like about that?

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    Innokick
    Innokick

    Reply 1 year ago

    Thank you for the feedback! I hope you enjoyed the multiplicator anyway :)

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    Penolopy Bulnick
    Penolopy Bulnick

    1 year ago

    You should consider entering this in the First Time Author Contest :)

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    Innokick
    Innokick

    Reply 1 year ago

    Thank you for your kind words!