If like myself you struggled with memorising your times-tables and buckled under the pressure of getting the grasp of Mathematics in school, you would have appreciated any shortcuts towards getting the right answer. I know I would have!
And even though it’s been a good 12 years since I took my last maths exams, and thankfully I’ll never have to worry about solving another equation again (besides the one regarding how much student loan I have to pay back!), I can’t help but wish I had some cool math tricks up my sleeve… What teachers never taught me!
Here’s one I came across on www.facebook.com/GimmieFreebies
Other methods for the 9 times tables:
Take the number you’re multiplying by 9 and subtract 1 from that and then that number plus (blank) to make 9 and that’s your answer. E.g 9×3; 3-1=2 and the 2+7=9 is 27
Then of course there’s the tried and tested finger method – we’ve all done it!
NB: Add each of the digits across and you always get ‘9’!