# What is your favourite multiplication method? Mine is Napier Bones!

### What is the Activity?

The use of Napier Bones method named after John Napier, can be used to develop the teaching and learning of multiplication across a range of abilities. It serves as an alternative method to allow learners to multiply numbers easily with only only know your times 1 to 9 times tables! Look at the example below.

Please leave a comment on how you use the resource in the comments section below. What is your favourite method for multiplication?

### How can it be used?

- Starter Task.
- Main Task.
- Plenary Task.
- Get learners to create their own Napier bones system.
- Use the method a part of a more challenging topic on number.
- Can be used in any lesson across a range of different subjects.

### How does it impact Teaching and Learning?

- Task and lesson becomes highly engaging and accessible.
- Can be used as an introduction to a more challenging topic.
- Can show learners that multiplying large numbers can me easy.
- Makes the activity or lesson fun and memorable.

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