Is training of the basic multiplications worth the effort?

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    DennisBeckmann
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    I am currently training on different mental multiplications with the LR method. I wonder if I also should train the basic multiplication methods which are dealing with special cases (like multipy by 12 or 5 or 6). It seems to me that while doing mental multiplication those special cases (multiplying by 12, 5 or 6) causes a heavy overload or better to say context switch which breaks the “mental math calculation flow” and I am often loosing my calculated intermediate results.

    Do you recommend to also spent training time anyway on those special multiplication cases?

    Kind regards and thanks for that high valuable course.

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    Ofpad
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    Hi Dennis,

    You can safely skip the basic multiplication module, as long as you mastered the LR method. The Basic Multiplication Module is there more for completeness of the course, which is why I cover it after the LR method. Many students enroll in the course looking for specific techniques for specific situations. The Basic Multiplication module is tailored for these students who would otherwise find the mental math course incomplete.

    That said, the same does not apply to any other lesson in the program. The Bridge, Vitruvian Man Method and UT Method for multiplication are all different ways to multiply that will work faster than the LR method for complex numbers like 3 Digit x 3 Digit multiplication or 5 Digit x 2 Digit Multiplication. You should spend time mastering those lessons and should not solely rely on LR method for this reason.

    Let me know if this clarifies.

    Abhishek

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    DennisBeckmann
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    thank you for your highly valuable answer which will help me a lot to focus my training.

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    Ofpad
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    Feel free to post a question here if you need any help. Always happy to help. If you enjoy the course, please do leave a review. It really helps.

    All the best.

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