The Lattice Discussion

Lattice Pic

I put this together very, very quickly in response to a discussion that included questions about lattice multiplication.  You’ll see me dabbling with three models in order to find the connections among all of them.



You may also be interested in Experiencing Subitizing, The Animated Multiplication Table, or Exploring Multiplication.




Lattice Pic


  1. Chris on September 4, 2015 at 8:02 pm

    I like the area model since it generalizes nicely for mulitplying polynomials later.

    • on September 6, 2015 at 3:16 pm

      I agree, Chris. That model has the greatest utility throughout the years. Polynomials are an excellent example. Thanks for bringing that to light!

  2. Sue Jones on May 22, 2015 at 8:06 am

    My math-liking mom-friend (whose daughter learned the lattice method) *really* appreciated this translation (especially the animated blue lines).

  3. Sue Jones on May 21, 2015 at 7:46 am

    Oh! One more thing… have you considered using creative commons licenses on the things you post and share?

  4. Sue Jones on May 21, 2015 at 7:45 am

    I really enjoyed this. I work with adults and simply hadn’t taken the time to dissect the lattice and area methods. Now when parents ask me about it I can show them this so they can “translate” what they know and be able to help their kiddos 🙂

    • on May 23, 2015 at 11:02 am

      I’m glad this will be helpful tool for parents and students to understand together!

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