# Great way to Teach Maths NOT

#### Jim

Home education can be a bit of a challenge, but it's been made so much easier by the web, this medium has definitely helped us go from home-ed to University. But it's not all good out there. Here's a new way to learn multiplication Pay attention at the back I'll be asking questions later

#### ourcampersbeentrashed

Gave up after 1 minute

#### Wildge

He mentioned the sleeping bag and there I was zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

#### tofo

Does a squeaky slate count as a tablet

#### DBK

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I think he must have read a book once about how to remember things, because behind his waffle the basis of what he is trying to do is well established. He is just not very good at explaining it. It is the method used by many people who enter memory competitions. The idea, with numbers, is to associate the number with some image, so the number 2 could be a swan, 4 could be a yacht, but my understanding is you have to make the image stand out, so the swan has to be the biggest and brightest swan imaginable. The other numbers also have an image associated with them and to be blunt sexual images work well for most people! You then just imagine drifting through a scene where these images existing, so for the number 24 you float past a giant swan then a huge yacht with bright sails. Obviously remembering a two digit number isn't hard, but a 12 digit number?

You just have to learn what image works best for you for each number.
For names or words some sort of image can also be associated but it's a trick which needs a lot of practice. There are whole books written on memory tricks. Those written by Tony Buzan are quite readable.

#### Hollyberry

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Dear God in Heaven! Golf clubs, kites and sleeping bags? Why?

#### JJ

##### Funster
Want to teach arithmetic?

Two words...

Cuisinaire Rods.

Sorted.

JJ

#### golly

What a load of absolute bo!!ocks. Learn your times tables, then take the golf club and use it to stuff the sleeping bag down that daft buggers (anatomical site of your own choice)

#### DBK

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Here's another suggested way of remembering numbers - quite a lot different: http://www.memory-improvement-tips.com/remembering-numbers.html These are not easy methods to master, despite what the blurb suggests, but with practice it can be done.
The concept is not unlike how wine "experts" try to remember the taste of a wine. How can you describe a taste and smell? It's something abstract but if you say "it tastes like raspberries and smells like old socks" others might stand a chance of understanding it. Its the same with numbers and words - try and link them to something which can be remembered, visually if possible.

This page suggests a way of remembering a full deck of cards in less than a minute - it takes a massive amount of practice of course but again the concept is the same, link what you are trying to remember with something visual and easier to remember. http://fourhourworkweek.com/2013/02...uffled-deck-of-cards-in-less-than-60-seconds/

#### tonka

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JIM.. !!!!!
Stop making me watch American dribble...
Hearing the word "MATH" is enough on it's own...

Now going to get a life, Watch Rachel on Countdown (Now! she is good with figures) and nod off to Tipping point..

#### Ralph-n-Bev

Omg....... That's why I never got times tables at school! I was doing it all wrong.
Nothing to do with hating maths , being petrified incase I got the wooden blackboard rubber thrown at me, for getting it wrong.
I learnt the (hard ones ) times tables by singing them with the kids , in the car, from a cassette! When they were in primary.
Must go and check on my home made fish pie in the oven. Mmmmmm is it tea time yet ?

Bo****ks

#### Peter & Elaine

Omg....... That's why I never got times tables at school! I was doing it all wrong.
Nothing to do with hating maths , being petrified incase I got the wooden blackboard rubber thrown at me, for getting it wrong.
I learnt the (hard ones ) times tables by singing them with the kids , in the car, from a cassette! When they were in primary.
Must go and check on my home made fish pie in the oven. Mmmmmm is it tea time yet ?
Ooooooo I love fish pie is your maths good enough to share

#### 1_man_and_his_dob(lo)

Apparently, he was about to record a video explaining 51534 x 34876, until someone pointed out that by the time he got to the last digit of the answer there was a good chance that the human race would have already been wiped out by the next ice age.

#### Yorick

Would 9 x 4 be the same as 4 x 9 ?

#### matamoros

Would 9 x 4 be the same as 4 x 9 ?
Commutative!

I can remember numbers quite well(used to be good at sums) but I cannot remember names and associating things with numbers would confuse the hell out of me.

#### Carol

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I think I live in a different universe .

#### pappajohn

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I liked the bit of text at the end of the video......

THANK YOU, IRELAND.

#### pappajohn

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Would 9 x 4 be the same as 4 x 9 ?
No, definately not.

That would be a 9 iron and a kite, not a kite and a 9 iron.

#### jollyrodger

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How much does he drink a day sounds way out in front of me

#### DBK

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Would 9 x 4 be the same as 4 x 9 ?
Yes, the answer is a big bottom (3) and an open padlock (6). Keep up! Now I have to get the image of the big bottomed lady unlocking her shed out of my head.

#### Puddleduck

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Yes, the answer is a big bottom (3) and an open padlock (6). Keep up! Now I have to get the image of the big bottomed lady unlocking her shed out of my head.

And I'm thinking of one of the Janet and John stories - the one where John gets his tv in the shed fixed....

#### Yorick

And I'm thinking of one of the Janet and John stories - the one where John gets his tv in the shed fixed....
Our neighbours are called Janet & John and I don't take the piss at all. Much

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