# Quicker Than The Calculator

## Can you be quicker than a calculator?

Discover how the magician can calculate faster than the calculator, and in turn you’ll be able to wow everyone too!

If you’re a teacher looking to impress your students, this is the trick for you! Challenge your students to calculate quicker than you, even if they have a calculator and you don’t. This math trick is simple to execute and can be understood with or without algebra.

- This magic trick is easy to perform in class. In a few minutes, you can challenge your students to calculate faster than you, even if they are allowed a calculator and you are not! The mathematical trick is simple to do, and you will be able to succeed every time.
- The students may figure out quickly what your trick is. Then, they should try and find why it works! You can explain the trick with algebra or more common laws, like distributivity. You might want to do this trick before or after algebra exercises.
- Planning notes

- This magic trick is easy to perform in class. In a few minutes, you can challenge your students to calculate faster than you, even if they are allowed a calculator and you are not! The mathematical trick is simple to do, and you will be able to succeed every time.
- The students may figure out quickly what your trick is. Then, they should try and find why it works! You can explain the trick with algebra or more common laws, like distributivity. You might want to do this trick before or after algebra exercises.
- Planning notes