AAACCCKKKK!!!!! Where's the smiley for "I want to pull my hair out because this cutesy little trick annoys me so much"???? Anytime I have had a kid try to use it, the answer has been wrong. They don't remember the process, and since it makes no sense to them, they can't figure it out. It cost one of my kids some unnecessary points on Tuesday's test. Now I'm going to have to teach an Honors high school freshman how to do basic multiplication the real way.