We all have probably heard everyone say things like, "I can't do the math," "math is too difficult," and "I'll never apply it in the real world." Math problems intimidate many students and parents, especially when it includes large numbers and rigorous calculations.

Teachers use a variety of resources and strategies in the classroom to support students in developing their mental math skills and solving arithmetic problems in less time.
Usually, students face problems in identifying the correct operation to be performed in word problems, regrouping in addition, and carrying over/borrowing in subtraction among many other issues.


But with the right strategies and tricks, we can help children excel at it, improve their mathematical reasoning skills and help the little Aryabhattas and Shakuntala Devis gain more confidence.
It’s always a good idea to serve logical and intense math concepts with a side of magic aka tricks to make you feel that math magic.


Here are the 4 math tricks to enhance mental math ability and make calculations easier:

1. MAKE IT EASY PEASY
Learning to quickly add numbers is an important aspect of your math learning. Students can break down the bigger numbers into simpler and smaller ones and then group them to add easily.
2. SWAPPING:
Many students fear subtractions due to large numbers. They can swap with the number complements instead of regrouping:
3. ADDING AND REMOVING THE SAME NUMBER:
Solving large numbers, especially money calculations can be quite difficult for students. Adding and then subtracting the same number can be quite useful a lot of times.
4. DEFEAT DIVISION:
Students can simplify division problems by putting this list of crucial facts aka divisibility rules to some great use. A number is divisible by:
Apart from these trendy tricks, students should always break down the multistep problem into smaller problems, find its objective, and then progress towards solving it. They should read the problem in its entirety and then try to come up with the correct approaches.

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