While growing up, we all had our own tricks and shortcuts to solve our maths problems. But a new trick has been going viral on the Internet and we are wondering why didn’t we learn the trick during our schooltime.
Well, the video was shared by none other than the Chairman and CEO of Mahindra Groups, Anand Mahindra via his official Twitter handle. As per Anand Mahindra, he received the video on WhatsApp.
In the viral video, a Maths teacher can be seen trying to explain to her students the multiplication table of 9 but with a great twist to it. The trick which just involves the use of our fingers. The teacher in the video can be seen explaining the easiest way to learn the table of 9, one only need to consider the number which is being multiplied with 9 and count the fingers before and after that number to get the answer.
The video has gone insanely viral on social media and has been making rounds on the internet. People on Twitterati are very impressed with the video.
Sharing the video, Anand Mahindra wrote:
“Whaaaat? I didn’t know about this clever shortcut. Wish she had been MY math teacher. I probably would have been a lot better at the subject!”
Here, check out the Tweet of Anand Mahindra:
— anand mahindra (@anandmahindra) January 22, 2020
The video was even retweeted by Shah Rukh Khan. The King Khan of Bollywood was very impressed with the video and wrote how the video has helped him solve many of his life’s issues. He wrote:
“Can’t tell you how many of my life’s issues this one simple calculation has solved wow!”
Here, check out the Tweet of Shah Rukh Khan:
— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) January 22, 2020
Here, check out the reactions of Twitterati on this:
Wow sir amazing. 🤗I never thought this can also be a fun trick for multiplication.😀🙏 More School teachers needs to adopt such fun methods to teach kids, so that they learn without any stress and can enjoy as well. By this as school attendance can also be increased. 🙏
— Dr.Deepa Sharma (@deepadoc) January 22, 2020
— Kalyani Sharma (@KalyaniMuktevi) January 22, 2020
This is how i learnt at my childhood days…i think like most of my age people 😄😄😄😄 pic.twitter.com/RZP8Ylw0uN
— Siwach (@PaRvEeNSiWaCh90) January 22, 2020
But do you think this the way to go forward?
If you don't understand the process, just know the method, you won't ever use it in real life and end up having low understanding of the subject.
— Ayush Singhal (@ayushjinks) January 22, 2020
Personally I hate this method. This is first of all not a generic solution and applies only for 9. Secondly you are by-hearting a trick. Kids need to know why multiplication is used for and what is the fundamental.
— Anand RK (@anandrk9) January 22, 2020
Sir, you can't change your past, but you can improve your future. Suggesting a great teacher of economics to you. You can improve your economic knowledge for sure. pic.twitter.com/nosFHgVvnQ
— NAFIS HAIDER (@Nafis834) January 22, 2020
This works for only number 9. Not for other numbers. It's misleading and children will get wrong answers if they follow such stupid unreluable methods.
— Jay Shah (@Jayshahca) January 22, 2020
Sir want to learn how to do math calculation quickly… Go to #bihar. They are master in this.
— Bharat Kumar Jaiswal🇮🇳 (@bharatjai) January 22, 2020
Good she was not your teacher. Otherwise you would have been a rank holder engineer, and working in some company as an employee.
— Venkatesha Bhat: Proud Hindu (@VenkateshaBhat) January 22, 2020