Is anybody else surprised by the way our kids are learning math?
Today my third grader brought home a new way of solving multiplication problems. It is called the lattice method, and it works like a dream. Although, it is so easy, that I worry my son isn't learning to calculate, he's just learning how to solve large multiplication problems with smaller addition problems. Easy, but is he learning enough about the process?
I'm not an education major, so I'm sure the developers of the curriculum know exactly what they are doing, it just takes some getting used to. I learned my multiplication tables on a grid I made out of tongue depressers and masking tape. I loved that grid!
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