There’s a nifty trick for finding out if 3 divides evenly into a number. This little proof shows why the trick works.

# Archive | Times Tables

# Times Tables, Learning the Threes

Learning times tables can seem like drudgery. But here’s a fun, rhythmic game approach to learning the threes. Try it and see if you don’t have success.

# Multiplication Trick #3 — Multiply by 25 FAST!

Here’s a great way to help students get two for the price of one. First, they make connections between multiplication and a topic very dear to their hearts: money. That’s because the trick is for multiplying by 25, and in using this trick, you use the fact that four quarters make a dollar. Secondly, students […]

# Multiplication Trick #2 — Multiply by 15 FAST!

Here’s a great trick that helps you quickly multiply by 15. It’s handy for many real life situations, such as when you need to calculate a 15% tip at a restaurant. It involves nothing more than simple math. Try it, and then watch as your friends and family gaze in amazement.

# Memorizing those Times Tables

Yes, there IS a way to help students master the times tables of multiplication facts. This article tells you how you can do it in a fun and playful way.

# Multiplication Trick #1 — Fun with the 5s

MENTAL MATH TRICKS make learning math fun. Use these tricks to help students learn their times tables. This article shows you how to get started with a nifty trick for multiplying numbers by 5.