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Title

A Royal Road: Up Multiplication Mountain
Author

Dennis Collins
Organization: University of Puerto Rico
Conference

1998 Worldwide Mathematica Conference
Conference location

Chicago, IL
Description

This paper argues that it is easier to learn the multiplication table at a 45-degree angle to the usual horizontal-to-vertical method by working off the main diagonal of squares of numbers, the diagonal values playing the role of the "royal road." The diagonal is extended to a "hairpin turn" road or "republic road."
Subject

*Education
URL

http://library.wolfram.com/conferences/conference98/abstracts/a_royal_road.html