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/  

We would love to hear from you. These tricks are meant entirely from the competitive exams perspective.

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We will be taking up another interesting topic from our calendar series next week… Do keep on following us…

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 champions addition.

Can you make few magic squares from other combinations of dates from the calendar? Leave your responses here..

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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 my children hope that others will also find it useful.

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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 and how an everyday thing like simple calendar can be made exciting to understand the complicated math problems. I tried to find a few patterns and I am giving few of the things that I found out. I found it very interesting and I hope that you will too.
in my next article I will show how you can make star puzzles, cross puzzles, teach finding the average of the number and make magic squares…

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Lets Divide without actually dividing – Few tricks

r nesrAh..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 teaching my sons about multiplication and division through play method, not with the paper or pencil yet.. For example I give one of them 10 sticks and will ask him to distribute it to 5 of his friends so that each one has the equal number of sticks and then I normally ask if they have to take it back and make 10 sticks then to how many friends do they have to go to..they are slowly getting wiser to my tricks though). However coming to the point of what I have written as a title..sounds funny but I assure you its not..

Lets see how we can do it.. Read on to find how we can simplify the division problems

In our next post we will write about more methods of doing the division in easy way..Write to us on a2yacademy@outlook.com if you want us to write on something specific

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 a box and then make the combinations of numbers straight and crisscross. See the slides below to understand how the calculations are to be done

Now here is the challenge to the readers of this post..can you expand this to do multiplication of the 5 or 6 digit number? Do send in your answer to us..in our next post we will start with the Division problems…

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Multiplication of any 3 digit number

As I promised in my last post I am today going to show the method that helps in multiplying any 3 digit number. This method is purely to help children do faster calculations in the competitive examinations where you need less than a minute to solve the problem. It appears difficult but once you get the hang of it,  it takes only seconds to arrive at the answer..Check the below slides to understand the pattern of multiplication and then you can try on your own. Remember that a 3 digit number we need to calculate till the 5th place. Check the patterns and the calculations in the below attached slides

We request you to try multiplication of few numbers and let us know your feedback. Write to us @ a2yacademy@outlook.com

We will be writing next about 4 and 5 digit multiplications..keep reading our blogs for more such calculation tricks..





Multiplication of any two digit number

Hello All..I am back again with another of my post which is useful for children. When I was growing up I used to hate doing the multiplication questions specially where it required a multiplication of 2 or 3 digit numbers..This is how we do the multiplication in the normal way.

Let us know whether you found it helpful..leave a comment..

We will be writing about 3, 4, 5, digit number multiplication and few more tricks in the coming posts..Keep following our blog..

Finding the Cube of a Number – easy way

In our last post we showed how to find the square of any number. In this post we will take it further and show you how to find the cube of a number easily. The only requirement for this is to remember the cubes of number 1 to 9 Once you remember this  finding the cube of any number should be easy

There is another way of finding the cube of the number when the numbers are bigger and the base is 100. Where we just find the difference from 100 and then find the cube in 3 easy steps. To know more about it and for the practice sheets please check the file uploaded in our shop section.

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Finding the Square of any number – An easy way

We have written about how to find the square root and cube root of a number, how ever we missed on how to find the square of any number.. What  is the Square of  number? It is the number multiplied by itself.. most  of the people will remember the squares of the numbers upto 10 or maximum up to 20..However first we need to understand the conventional method to find the square of a number do read the below slide to understand the conventional method before we learn the easy way of finding the square of a number

Now that we know how to find the square of the number in the conventional way lets see if we can find the square of the number without doing so much of calculation..

To know how to easily find the squares of the numbers ending with 5, 25 , the number which are less than or more than 100 or are multiples of 100 , numbers that are repetitive you can go to our website www.a2yacademy.com  and click on the shop tab to buy the booklet..

The booklet that contains all the tricks of finding the square of the numbers..I am sure this will help you in cracking some of the problems in the competitive exams…

Keep track as next we bring to you how to find the cube of a number easily.

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