Shortcuts - Easy Multiplication

Rose was 6 years and 7 months at the time that this video was made.

The Problem

There were 5 buses and there were 2 chickens on each bus. How many chickens are there altogether?

What To Look For In This Video

I think that Rose may have practiced "rote" counting by 2's - that is, just saying the number names in order without reference to any actual objects. But I doubt that anyone has ever told her that she can use that skill in connection with a word problem like this one.