Today’s children learn at great speed, but some lessons can sometimes take them longer to learn in their early school years.
However, there are a few tricks that we were taught as children that may be very useful today and even your mobile phone is unable of helping you with these.
So, here are some tricks we all used as kids and you should absolutely teach on to your kids.
1- For knowing when something is bigger or smaller
This is a very easy trick because sometimes these symbols < or > become confusing for children and do not identify well which is bigger or smaller.
So the trick to doing this is to paint a mouth with teeth and eyes so they know that when the mouth looks at the number it is the biggest number. Example: 11<13 (13 is bigger).
2- The table of 9 are in your hands
You can learn the table of 9 by counting your fingers. To multiply 9 by 7, just count the fingers before the 7 for the first digit (6), then the fingers after 7 for a second digit (3).
3- How many days does a month have
This is a very easy trick and a lot of adults are still using them today. The best way to find out how many days a month have passed is to count your knuckles.
Start with January on the first knuckle, because it has 31 days, and the basins will be the months with 30 or 28 days like February.
4- Trick to multiply
Initially the multiplication tables will be easy, but as the numbers go on, things will get more complicated. This trick will save the little ones a lot of trouble when multiplying tables from 6 to 9.
The child has to put the palms of his hands facing inward, that is, toward his face. The second step is to number his fingers, the thumbs will be number 6, the index, 7, the heart, 8, the rings, 9 and the little fingers, 10.
The rest is very easy, for example we want to multiply 7×8, so we put the fingers that correspond to those numbers together.
Then we have to check how many fingers are above and below the ones we have joined, in this case we have the 6 above and the 5 below (because we have also included the joined ones). The next thing is to combine these numbers, that is, 7×8=56.
5- Butterfly method
The Butterfly Technique allows beginners to add and subtract fractions more easily.
To find out the angles, your child has to extend the palm of the hand and as you see in the photo above, the little finger will be at 0º and the thumb at 90º. The rest of the fingers will be at 30º, 45º and 60º respectively.
7- Phases of the moon
When the moon is C-shaped, it is growing (crescent), when it is D-shaped, it is waning (decreasing).