Maths is simply an expression of patterns.

Some patterns are easy to spot.

Some we are taught in school.

However, there are many that have been lost over time.

Especially now we are accustomed to using calculators.

Some of these ancient patterns have been rediscovered from the Vedas.

The Vedas were originally passed down verbally and there is much difference of opinion about how ancient they are. Some people say thousands of years and some say millions.

Whichever is true, the methods are simple to use once grasped.

I have written an app for the iPhone which will also run on the iPad with sdk 5.1. It is also available in the Google Play store for Android devices.

If you wish to use it on your Mac or PC, contact me. It is called

In the app I have demonstrated the method shown in the photograph above.

To multiply 6 by 8, number your fingers as shown. You can even write on them with a biro.

Place the fingers of the sum together as shown.

The fingers above the sum are added to give the number of tens. In this case, 4 fingers give us 40.

The rest of the fingers on each hand are multiplied. 4 x 2 gives us 8.

So, the answer of 6 x 8 is 48.

Simple!!

There is another method called the base method.

This makes it extremely simple to multiply 2 digit numbers together.

Have a look at the app and, above all, have fun!!

If you like this app and find it useful, please consider leaving a review on the Apple store. :)

Some patterns are easy to spot.

Some we are taught in school.

However, there are many that have been lost over time.

Especially now we are accustomed to using calculators.

Some of these ancient patterns have been rediscovered from the Vedas.

The Vedas were originally passed down verbally and there is much difference of opinion about how ancient they are. Some people say thousands of years and some say millions.

Whichever is true, the methods are simple to use once grasped.

I have written an app for the iPhone which will also run on the iPad with sdk 5.1. It is also available in the Google Play store for Android devices.

If you wish to use it on your Mac or PC, contact me. It is called

__Alternative Tables.__In the app I have demonstrated the method shown in the photograph above.

To multiply 6 by 8, number your fingers as shown. You can even write on them with a biro.

Place the fingers of the sum together as shown.

The fingers above the sum are added to give the number of tens. In this case, 4 fingers give us 40.

The rest of the fingers on each hand are multiplied. 4 x 2 gives us 8.

So, the answer of 6 x 8 is 48.

Simple!!

There is another method called the base method.

This makes it extremely simple to multiply 2 digit numbers together.

Have a look at the app and, above all, have fun!!

If you like this app and find it useful, please consider leaving a review on the Apple store. :)