Studying for an exam in mathematics is not fun for many students. The biggest complaint I get about studying for a math exam is the amount of concepts that have to be reviewed in order to prepare. I always feel disappointed when I hear students tell me how much anxiety preparing for a math exam is causing them. As a mathematics teacher I always hope students can see how the concepts we work on over the semester connect with each other (wishful thinking on my part I know!) . Ideally by the time exams come around they understand the concepts so well (because they see the connection between…

# Category: Algebra

# Secrets Behind Math Magic Trick Unveiled !

Here is a neat math trick I learned from Alex Bellos’ book “Here’s looking at Euclid”. The Trick Start by picking any three digit number where the first and last digits differ by at least two. For example 421. The revers it’s digits … 124 Subtract the smaller number from the bigger number 421 – 124 = 297 Reverse this result and add the two numbers … 297 + 792 = 1089 Now try this with any other three digit number whose first and last digits differ by at least two … say 519 reverse of 519 is 915 difference…