Russian Peasant Method of Doubling and Halving

Posted on December 28, 2012. Filed under: Common Core | Tags: , , , , , |

Here is another strategy for multiplying double digit numbers .It is a method that you would teach at the abstract level. It uses the strategy of Doubling/Halving. It is often called the Russian Peasant Method. Here are some video examples.

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Happy Mathing,

Dr. Nicki

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3 Responses to “Russian Peasant Method of Doubling and Halving”

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Hello Dr Nicki, This is Mrs. Ketter from PS 385x. I emailed you, I just hope it was the correct address. I hope your holiday was wonderful. Mrs. Ketter

Happy New Year!

Happy Mathing,
Dr. Nicki

Thanks for the links! I think it is important that students can prove that halving and doubling “works” by proving it with graph paper/array sketches first. Then, the next extension is the use of the Russian Peasant Model! ________________________________

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