## Learning Jump Strategy from a Young Mathematician

June 8, 2018

Mathpig just learnt this from a young Mathematician age 9.

It is a great way to do maths because you are thinking ‘Mmmm! How can I work these numbers.’

Getting maths students to think about what they are doing is so much better than just having them guess ‘ Arrrr!  Whatever. Click B.’

More jump strategy information here.

This will be very useful later when it comes to a similar method used to simplify long division:

## 4. Too many different ways to do the same thing

October 11, 2017

#### Add a multi-cultural classroom and even more confusion results.

More maths news from around the world here.

# eg. 2  Expand double brackets

### 1. X-multiply Method

This is the Method Mathspig taught students long, long ago.

### 2. Standard Method

Video tutorial from Me vs Maths here.

### 3. Grid Method

Video tutorial from 3 min Maths here.

## The Solution:

Find the method that works for you. Stick with it and practice, practice, practice.

# THE LEGO ARGUMENT:

It would be tragic IF  Lego blocks only had one solution. That is IF 6 Lego blocks could only be arranged in one way. In fact, the number of possibilities of arranging 6 blocks is MIND EXPLODING!