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:
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.
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:
What about numbers over 100?
What if you have one of each – one number above and one number below?
And this one is just fun!