top of page


We have learnt various strategies in doing multiplication facts in the previous article on multiplication.

With our knowledge in multiplication facts, we can easily use some methods to multiply numbers with 2 digits or more.

Over the years in History, different cultures have developed their own methods in multiplying. The Ancient Babylonians used the pyramids. There was the Greek method of multiplying; Arabic multiplication and Russian peasant methods are other famous ones.

In this article we will be using three methods of multiplying: the long Multiplication; the Grid method and the Gelosia (the Hindu grid, commonly called the Lattice).

We will be working with three different multiplication problems with 1, 2 and 3 digit numbers to have knowledge in multiplying with a range of different number of digits.

The remaining methods are explained below. Meanwhile, the below directly below shows a step by step explanation of all the three methods.