Okay, I got my badge at Khan Academy.
I decided to try to watch the video about multiplication. I watched him write out the word slowly and pronounce it. I listened to him telling me about how he is usually not into memorizing but that it was a good thing to do with your multiplication tables.
Then he told me that 2 x 1 was “two plus itself, one time” — and that that was two.
Since I have made it a policy not to put down the videos unless somebody asks, I’ll hold back, but … words fail me.
(Okay, they didn’t completely fail me — I “asked a question” under the video, with its cute “as if we give a whirl” directions for what a “good” question is… )