High Multiplication Table Method for Dyslexic Children

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multiplication for dyslexic children

As I have mentioned before, I am homeschooling Jordan this year. He has a learning disability and I am trying to give him the one on one help he needs to get caught up. We came to a point where we needed to multiply higher level numbers. This was a problem, because while he has a method worked out in his head to do the lower numbers like 4 x 2, he has a hard time when it is something larger like 8 x 7.

The problem is, he can't memorize. Well, he can, but it is on a much slower and lower level than a non learning disabled child. I found this new method of teaching the higher times tables and it has worked wonders for him. While it seemed difficult to me, it was easy for him.

Step 1: Mentally number your fingers of each hand as shown below.


Step 2: Follow the steps on the image below.



Have you tried this method with your child or do you have any other tips for teaching multiplication to a child who is learning disabled? Feel free to share your comments below.

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21 comments

  1. I'm not familiar with this method... very cool! As a side note, I plan on homeschooling my son during middle school.

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  2. You just saved my ass for my math test on Friday. I never memorized my higher number...lol. Thanks!

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  3. Wow, love this learning tip. We're not there yet but I'll keep this tucked away.

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  4. I used to use this technique, except I folded down the fingers and counted that way!

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  5. great ideas here. i am going to try and use this at home.

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  6. I will have to teach this to my daughter even though she isn't of age to learn yet.

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  7. I like this and have never seen this way before. Good to know and appreciate you sharing this.

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  8. Great tips, I have to admit I've let the school teach this to the kids. We are all math minded and that seems to be an easy subject for all the kids.

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  9. Wow I could of used this method for myself when I was young, horrible at math, great tips!

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  10. That's great. My son is having a hard time learning multiplication this year.

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  11. My mom use to do this with me when I was younger! (She's a math teacher!)

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  12. I"m kinda lost and don't understand that how can you have the same 6-7-8-9-10 on the both hands

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  13. I am afraid I am not getting the below part of it to know the numbers of 10s, but if it works I am all for it!

    ellen beck

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  14. Wow! This is a awesome tip. My son would have loved having this trick when he was younger.

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  15. Love that you are home schooling to make sure he gets the right amount of attention to help him get further in his education career! Wish I knew this trick!

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  16. My daughter is beginning to learn multiplication in third grade and it won't be long before she can benefit from this technique!

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  17. This is a great tip! I'm not dyslexic but I'm getting tested for dyscalculia, I don't understand arithmetics. It's sad - a third grader is better at math than I am, but I never got tested for it as a child so it just worsened as I grew older and now I really want some help.

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