Anand Mahindra impressed by this math trick. Video wins Shah Rukh Khan too

“Whaaaat? I didn’t know about this clever shortcut,” Anand Mahindra says in his tweet.
The video shows the teacher demonstrating an interesting trick to calculate the 9 times table without using multiplication.(Twitter/@anandmahindra)
The video shows the teacher demonstrating an interesting trick to calculate the 9 times table without using multiplication.(Twitter/@anandmahindra)
Updated on Jan 22, 2020 04:35 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Math is considered as a dreaded subject for many. However, some wonderful teachers can make even the most hated subject somewhat interesting. A video of one teacher has been shared by none other than business tycoon Anand Mahindra. The video, another from his #WhatsAppWonderbox, shows the teacher demonstrating an easy way to calculate the 9 times table. Mahindra is so impressed with the lesson, he wishes she was his math teacher back in school. Even actor Shah Rukh Khan has found the clip interesting.

“Whaaaat? I didn’t know about this clever shortcut,” he says in his tweet. “Wish she had been MY math teacher. I probably would have been a lot better at the subject!” Mahindra adds.

The video shows the teacher demonstrating an interesting trick to calculate the 9 times table without using multiplication. She explains the method simply by counting the fingers in a certain order. A line on the blackboard, when translated from Hindi, reads “Our hands calculator”. Watch the method below:

Shared about two hours ago, the video has collected over 10,400 likes and more than 3,100 retweets - and counting. Several people have enjoyed the video, including actor Shah Rukh Khan:

Many others have posted comments about the video:

“Wow sir amazing. I never thought this can also be a fun trick for multiplication. More school teachers need to adopt such fun methods to teach kids, so that they learn without any stress and can enjoy as well. By this school attendance can also be increased,” comments a Twitter user. “That’s great but we should keep in mind that this trick only works with x9,” says another. “Wow! I really wish I had her as my math lecturer too. Simply brilliant… it really builds interest in the kids learning math the new and easy way!” says a third.

What do you think of this little trick?

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