Japanese Multiplication Trick - This amazing multiplication Trick is often used in Japanese and Chinese Math (or so I am told). This trick allows you tomultiply two numbers quickly and accurately. Arithmetic made simple!
How to Teach Multiplication Using Cuisenaire Rods by Education Unboxed. I was first introduced to Cuisenaire rods and the ideas in this video (and others) through the Miquon math curriculum. The use of the word "of" for multiplication rocked our math world here in this house! It also comes in handy when teaching fractions (think: 1/2 OF 1/3 when reading 1/2 x 1/3).