## Silly Math Tricks

You will definitely get a kick out of these silly math tricks. But they're not only amusing, they actually help students to joy and fun out of learning mathematics.

**Math shouldn't have to be dull and complicated.**

How about a bit of **Chocolate mathematics.** See...I said you'd like it.

- First of all, pick the number of times a week that you would like to have chocolate. (Try for more than once but less than 10.)
- Multiply this number by 2 (Just to be bold)
- Add 5. (for Sunday)
- Multiply it by 50.
- If you have already had your birthday this year add 1754. If you haven't, add 1753.
- Now subtract the four digit year that you were born.

You should have a three digit number.

The first digit of this was your original number (i.e., how many times you want to have chocolate each week).

*The next two numbers are:*

**Your age!** (Oh yes, it is!!!!!)

This is the only year it will ever work, so spread it around while it lasts.

Incidentally, yes, it works.

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