Here is another great math trick that I recently found and would be great to teach your students or kids. The fun part is that they can choose ANY number at the start and, if they perform the calculations correctly, the answer will always be 8! Give it a go and try it out with a few different numbers to begin with.
Step 1: Come up with any number.
Step 2: Subtract 1 from this number.
Step 3: Multiply your answer with the number 3.
Step 4: Add 12 to the number.
Step 5: Divide the result by 3.
Step 6: Add another 5 to your answer in Step 5.
Step 7: Subtract the first number you came up with at the start (Step 1) from the number you resulted in at the end of Step 6.
The Answer will be Number 8!
Since this is math trick #3, I thought it would be fun to show you a quick and easy math trick that always results in the number 3. Try it out with a few different combinations!
STEP 1: Come up with any digit below 10
STEP 2: Multiply your number by 2
STEP 3: Add 6 to your multiplied number
STEP 4: Divide the number by 2
STEP 5: Subtract the first number you have thought of back in Step 1 from the latest number you have come up with in Step 4.
ANSWER: Will always be 3!!!
A fun trick for kids to learn and use on others. If someone does not get the answer 3, you may need to ask them to check their calculations again.
Stay tuned for more math tricks to be posted soon!
Thanks and Happy Easter for this week! There are a few Easter freebies available at my TPT store if you are interested. There are also some fun Easter Math Mysteries available for Grades 1-6, and an Easter Math Project available too!
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