Great Math Hacks

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I love math. I know, I know…you probably do NOT love math, but I love it because there’s also a right answer. You can’t really interpret math – it just IS something. That’s comforting to me. I also like it because there are always patterns and hacks to make it easier. Here a few math hacks to remember and some cool math tricks to try!

Let’s start with a easy hack you can do with your friends:

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This one is also pretty cool, but it may take some practice. Don’t worry! You can do this! This works well for numbers close to 100.

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What if the answer to your multiplication is a three digit number? No problem. Write down the last two digits of your answer and add the first digit to the answer of your addition problem. Confused? Take a look:

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What about numbers over 100?

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What if you have one of each – one number above and one number below?

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And this one is just fun!

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