Math Number Tricks help teach basic math skills. Most of us appreciate a good magic trick and the thing that's cool about this kind of trick is it's hard for the person you do it on to figure it out.
Kids love learning magic tricks. It's fun to amaze friends and relatives and have them scratch their heads and think "wonder how he did that one?"
Finding Someone’s Age - Number Trick
Math Number Tricks are great to use in the classroom!
Grey Elephants in Denmark - Number Trick
Explanation: The result of step 3 (adding together the digits of a multiple of nine) will always yield "9", so subtracting 5 yields 4, which in turn forces the letter "D".
Determine Your Birthday - Math Number Trick
Just follow the steps with a calculator or by hand for building math skills! Go ahead and try the trick without cheating!
The answer’s format is: month/day/year. For example, an answer of 123199 means that you were born on December 31, 1999. If the answer is not right, you followed the directions incorrectly or lied about your birthday.
PICK POCKET NUMBER TRICK: Pretty cool math trick to impress your friends and family by correctly guessing the amount of change they have in their pockets!
MIND READING NUMBER TRICK: Great trick. Takes you to another page. But come on back afterwords. And just keep clicking on the little guy in the bottom right hand corner and he'll tell you what to do.
Math number tricks are great for practicing addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.
Number Tricks: Check out more cool number tricks that students will love and will of course boost their mental math skills.
They have fun doing the math number tricks, but at the same time they are getting better at doing the math. Make sure they don't use a calculator...sort of defeats the purpose. You might also want to see the main elementary math games page or the middle school math games page.