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How to find Highest Common Factor easily

In our earlier post we have shown how to find the LCM of the numbers by just looking at the numbers Incase you have missed it here is the link to it  http://a2yacademy.com/2018/09/22/finding-l-c-m-easily/ This method is real quick and easy way of finding the HCF easily and saves a lot of time Isn’t playing with […]

Finding L.C.M. Easily

LCM or the lowest common multiple is the number that is divisible by all other numbers that are given. There are various methods through which this is taught..so we can use Repeated Division,factorization and Venn Diagram to teach this method. However is it possible to find out the L.C.M. of the given numbers just by […]

Learning Subtraction without borrowing & using addition

It’s difficult for many children to understand the concept of borrowing initially when they learn subtraction. I have always taught them this concept using the real life situations during shopping. However if we think slightly differently we can make subtraction fun for kids. So instead of teaching them in the regular way of taking out […]

Learning how to calculate the square root of imperfect square

I have been thinking about writing about the square root shortcut for finding the square root of the imperfect square ever since I wrote the earlier one about finding the square root of a perfect square. Incase you have not seen my earlier post then please do check the same by clicking on the link http://a2yacademy.com/2018/05/09/finding-the-square-of-any-number-an-easy-way/   […]

Creating Magic Squares

Being a mother is a difficult job and has no job description as well. I love playing math games with my kids and their best friend who loves these small puzzles. As they enjoy it so much I though why not explore the area of magic squares while I am teaching these 7 years old […]

Solving the Cross Puzzle using Calendar

In my last post I had shown how we can use the calendar to make number patterns a fun exercise for children. In this article we will go a bit ahead and learn how we can use the calendar to find and solve cross puzzle patterns. I had a lot of fun teaching this to […]

Math patterns with Calendar

I was recently watching a youtube video of Dr. Arvind Gupta ( to those who don’t know him..he has done a phenomenal amount of work in the area of science specially for children) and in the video I saw him using the calendar to show how the mathematical patterns can be found in the calendar […]

Lets Divide without actually dividing – Few tricks

Ah…How is that possible Mama? My 7 year old son asked me as he read the heading of my new blogpost.. He loves these problems of division and multiplication etc  and knows that as he grows older I will be teaching him all about it( though not yet ready for the competition I have been […]

Multiplication of the 4 digit number- easy way

We had in our earlier post ( http://a2yacademy.com/2018/06/10/multiplication-of-any-3-digit-number/) had promised that we will be writing about how to expand the same method and do the multiplication of a 4 digit number with a 4 digit number. . Remember we will have 7 patterns in this calculation. Think it as if you are putting numbers in […]