I am an engineer-turned-school-maths teacher....
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Saturday, June 27, 2015

Sum of the Numbers Trick

The video below is only first (Part-1) of the 12 videos. It captures the process that students go through while solving the following problem: PROBLEM: The number trick was performed before them a day before.. They were supposed to work out the reason at home... While Poonam starts sharing her views (video- part-1), Shreya claims that she has figured out something and takes over... TRICK: I claim that I can predict the sum of 5 numbers without knowing all the numbers, and hence I write this sum on a piece of paper.. I then write the first number on the board... Students tell me the 2nd number. I write the 3rd number. Students tell me the 4th number. I write the 5th number. And very smartly and Instantly, I also write the sum of these numbers as written on that piece of paper....Students take time to add up all these numbers and after 2 minutes get shocked as to how I could predict this sum before-hand.... I do this trick twice... i.e. with two sets of numbers... You can see these problems unerased on the white board....One has the sum 22466 and other has the answer 22541

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