UCLA Olga Radko Endowed Math Circle

11/6/2011 -- Junior Circle: Russian Peasant Multiplication (Alyssa Perez)

We will continue with different ways to multiplying 2 numbers. This week we will look at Russian Peasant Multiplication, which, surprisingly, has no relation to Russia or Peasants. However, this will be another good way to show the students how to write numbers as sum of powers of 2.