Math is an interesting subject. At some point in our lives though we have felt intimidated by it. What if there were more ways to keep the magic alive? Introducing easy math magic tricks to your child can be a way to pique your child’s curiosity that will make learning engaging and enjoyable. By incorporating simple math magic tricks in regular study sessions, your child will develop a positive attitude towards maths while fostering critical-thinking and problem-solving skills.
We present to you simple maths magic tricks for kids to intrigue your child. Perform these tricks to make your child go, “Wow! Maths is so interesting.”
- Number Prediction
- Multiplying Multiples of 4
- Multiplying Multiples of 5
- Multiplying Multiples of 6
- Multiplying Multiples of 11
- Contains the Digits 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 8
- Memorising Pi
- Always the Same Two-digit Single Numbers
- 2 is Always The Answer
- 7 is Always The Answer
- 8 is Always The Answer
- 37 is Always The Answer
- 1089 is Always the answer
- Another Number Prediction for 6
- Another Number Prediction for 3
Ask your child to choose any number Then, instruct them to multiply it by 2 Next, add 8 to the result Now, divide the total by 2 Lastly, subtract the original number they chose Regardless of the initial number, the final answer will always be 4!
This trick helps in multiplying numbers with 4 more easily Select the number needed to be multiplied by 4 Multiply it with 2 instead of 4 Now, add the result with itself The product will be the same as the selected number multiplied by 4!
This is a trick to help multiply numbers with 5 more easily The secret is realising 5 is half of 10 Firstly, choose a number preferably of more than one digit Instead of multiplying it with 5, you have to add a zero at the end Then, divide it by 2
Select any even number between 0 to 9 Multiply it with 6 Ask for the first digit of the result First digit (tens place) of the product will be half of the second digit Second digit will be the same as the selected number
This math magic trick will allow your child to multiply any two-digit number with 11 Firstly, think of any two-digit number Then, add the two individual digits together Now, place the sum between the two digits of your original number The result is the actual product of any two-digit number multiplied with 11
Following the steps below will result in a magical number that contains the digits 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 8 Firstly, pick a number between 1 and 6 Then, multiply the number by 9 Now, multiply the product by 111 Again, multiply that product by 1001 Finally, divide the product by 7 The answer contains the digits 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 8.
If it is difficult to memorise the first seven digits of the number Pi, here is a magic trick to remember it better. One way to do it is to write down “How I wish I could calculate Pi” Now, count the letters in each word The result will be 3.141592
In this simple math magic trick, you will always end up with the same two-digit numbers Start by thinking of any two-digit number Then, double one of the digits Now, add 5 to the product After that, multiply the product by 5 Now, add the other number to the product Next, subtract 4 from the sum Again, subtract 21 from the difference Notice you have the exact two-digit number you started with
This cool math trick gives the answer as 2, always Firstly, pick a number Then, multiply it with 3 Now, add the result by 6 Then, divide the result by 3 Finally, subtract the result from original number There answer is always 2
In this magic trick, the final answer is always 7 Start by having your child select a number between 1 and 10 Add 5 to the number Then, add 2 to the result Now, subtract the number in step 1 Voila! The answer is always 7
Here’s a neat math magic trick that will have your child returning to the number 8 First, pick a two-digit number Then, subtract 1 from the number Now, multiply the difference by 3 Add 12 to the product Divide the sum by 3 Add 5 to the quotient Subtract the original number from the sum Hence, the answer will always be the number 8
Think of a three-digit number that has the same sequence of numbers Add up the three digits Now, divide the original number by the sum of the three digits The answer will always be 37
First, select a three-digit number with no recurring numbers Now, arrange the digits from smallest to largest and keep that as the first number Arrange the digits from largest to smallest and keep it as the second number Now, subtract the larger number with the smaller number Resultant number when added to reverse of itself will always be 1089
Begin by thinking of any number between 1 and 10 Then, multiply this number by 2 Now, add 12 to the result Divide the total by 2 Subtract the original number from the result The answer will always be 6!
Pick a number between 1 and 10 Then, ask them to multiply the number by 2 Add 6 to the result Divide by 2 Subtract the original number. The answer will always be 3!
Easy math magic tricks are an incredible way to introduce mathematical concepts to children. These math magic tricks not only entertain but also stimulate their minds, fostering an interest in numbers and problem-solving. By engaging in these activities of simple math magic tricks, children can develop critical thinking skills, enhance their mathematical abilities, and cultivate a positive attitude towards math. The real magic with maths tricks lies not in the tricks themselves but in the joy of discovery and understanding of mathematical concepts that they bring to the children’s minds. Have fun as you explore the fascinating world of math through these captivating math magic tricks!
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