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5 Cool Math Tricks

They may seem like tricks, but the explanation is the really cool part! An installment of a comprehensive physics series breaks down some common and not so common math tricks. The narrator explains the trick and the mathematics that makes the trick possible.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Have pupils devise their own cool math trick to share with the class
  • Choose a trick from the video relevant to your curriculum to share with your class
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires understanding of the Pythagorean Theorem
  • This video is hosted on YouTube
  • Focuses on the reason each trick works to strengthen understanding of math concepts
  • Presenter is enthusiastic and interesting to listen to
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