If you are a teacher or student who needs a new way to teach or learn multiplication, LOOK NO FURTHER!

This Instructable will teach you 2 basic ways to multiply large or small numbers, but only require basic knowledge

of multiplication of numbers up to nine. You can print out a multiplication chart if you need at:

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Learning Objective:

By learning these two multiplication techniques, teachers and students will be able to multiply two numbers faster and easier.

## Step 1: Method One: Windowpane Multiplication

Show All 7 ItemsThis method is by far, the coolest multiplication method I have ever seen, and it keeps the numbers nice and separate, so you don't get mixed up on where the place values are (I always get mixed up when multiplying the traditional way).

## Step 2: Windowpane Multiplication: Step One

Construct the shape shown above:## Step 3: Windowpane Multiplication: Step Two

Write the numbers that you want to multiply on the top edge, and the edge on the right (In my case, 11 * 34).## Step 4: Windowpane Multiplication: Step Three

Multiply the 1 and the 3, the one and the 4, etc. When you are done, it should look like the photos above.## Step 5: Windowpane Multiplication: Step Four

Add the numbers that are within the same "strip" within the lines (The four, The 3 and the four, the 3, etc.)Your answer will be read from top to bottom. In this case, 11 * 34 is 374

## Step 6: Method Two: Bowtie Multiplication

Show All 7 ItemsThis method is pretty cool, but not as easy as the other one, but the end result looks like a bow-tie.