Magic Math Tricks for Kids – Subtraction Tricks


Let the kids learn a new magic math trick and learn how to subtract along the way. Math tricks are numerous and they help in giving the kids the chance to play some educational games while at the same time enjoy getting the answers right and making the players just go “WOW”.

since this is a magical math trick, it means that the game is divided into two different sections: the first one is related to the calculations which will be done by the player according to the number they choose, and the second section is related to the magical part of guessing the answers and letting the people get amazed.

First of all, one of the important tips for this trick to let the magic work is to let the player do the calculations privately without showing you any of them or even tell you the number they have chosen. This is important because if you knew the number you could do the calculations and it won’t be called magic anymore.

There are three different steps that the player should go through with the game: first to choose a number, second to reverse the digits of that number, and third to take away the smaller number from the larger one. This is the part of the player, while the one giving the orders will then ask either about the hundreds or else the units digit in order to guess the other one.

There are some facts which the kid should always know while playing this trick in order to handle the magic that will happen at the end. The first fact is that the tens digit in the final number will always be nine, so the kid could give it as a guess on its own.

The second fact is that the hundreds digit plus the units digit will always be nine in total, so they will choose one to ask about, do the calculation in their mind about which number would give a 9 is added to the number the player gave them, and then guess the digit they did not ask about or else guess the whole final answer and let the magic work.

While the kids are still in the phase of practising this trick on themselves before they go forward with tricking their friends and family, they will be learning how to subtract big numbers. Subtraction is easy but tricky for the young ages as well, and when it comes to those big numbers, they should always make sure they are placing them correctly under one another to take away the right numbers from one another.

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