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Multiple Number Names:
An Exercise in Multiplication
by Elaine Ernst Schneider
January 25, 2001
a twist for multiplication! - a fun way to practice multi-digit problems.
The idea is to assign a number to each letter of the alphabet and then
figure out “number names.”
Here’s your alphabet/number
Now take a short name
and fit the numbers to the letters. Let’s try Bob.
How about a longer name?
Let’s try Annie.
Here are some names for you to try:
(answers are at the end of this lesson)
Now multiply all your friend’s names. Use your number names as code names for signing private messages.
the alphabet numbers in different orders, not just left to right. You will
note that the answer remains constant.
Suzie = 466,830
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