We Learned These Tricks at School, and They Still Work

6 days ago · davidgoh8283 · 0 Comment
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Some everyday tricks are so useful and simple they can come in handy to more than one generation. Yet over time, they’re somehow forgotten, and they turn into what’s called "grandma’s tips."
GIGGAG decided to recall the past and collected for you eight tricks from childhood, which everyone forgot for some reason.
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Multiplication On fingers

Usually, children quickly remember the multiplication of small numbers, but they have difficulties with the numbers 6, 7, 8, and 9. To help your child with this, teach them a simple trick.
Turn your palms to your face. Number each finger, starting with the little finger, from 6 to 10. Now, for example, to multiply 7 by 8, connect finger #7 on the left hand with finger #8 on the right. The number of fingers at the bottom, counting along with the connected ones, means tens (we got 5 of them). As for the fingers located at the top, you need to multiply them among themselves — they mean units (in our case, multiply 3 by 2). Answer: 7×8 = 56. In this way, you can quickly multiply by 6, 7, and 8.
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Multiplication on fingers
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