Did you struggle with your multiplication tables in grade school? Many of us did… It’s a whole lot of brute memorization, and if your brain isn’t wired for it, it can be really tough to achieve at a young age. However, it’s an essential skill for getting by in life, so…
We start looking for tricks.
Some use candy as a visual colour-coded illustration to learn math. Others use various tricks that involve numbering your fingers, using the double/double trick and more.
But we think this dad has found the best, most fun, and simplest way to teach his kids math… And all he had to do was a bit of simple home improvement! Reddit user /u/1ItalianLurker simply stick rows of colour-coded numbers to his staircase, and voilà! Math magic, and a simple yet effective way to get your kids to memorize their tables each time they go up the stairs!
The system is simple: multiply any number in the first stair by any number in the first row (next to the wall), and you’ll get the result in the same colour, on the corresponding stair! Easy.
How did you memorize your tables as a kid? How are you helping your kids to do so today?