# Resources tagged with: Mental calculation strategies

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Calculations and Numerical Methods > Mental calculation strategies

##### Age 11 to 16

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The puzzle can be solved with the help of small clue-numbers which
are either placed on the border lines between selected pairs of
neighbouring squares of the grid or placed after slash marks on. . . .

##### Age 7 to 16

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A Sudoku with clues given as sums of entries.

##### Age 11 to 16

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This Sudoku combines all four arithmetic operations.

##### Age 7 to 14

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Here is a chance to play a version of the classic Countdown Game.

##### Age 7 to 14

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Can you spot the similarities between this game and other games you know? The aim is to choose 3 numbers that total 15.

##### Age 14 to 16

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Use the differences to find the solution to this Sudoku.

##### Age 11 to 14

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Who said that adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing couldn't be fun?

##### Age 11 to 14

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How many ways can you find to put in operation signs (+ - x รท) to make 100?

##### Age 11 to 14

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Think of a number, add one, double it, take away 3, add the number
you first thought of, add 7, divide by 3 and take away the number
you first thought of. You should now be left with 2. How do I. . . .

##### Age 7 to 14

What would you do if your teacher asked you add all the numbers from 1 to 100? Find out how Carl Gauss responded when he was asked to do just that.

##### Age 11 to 14

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Can you arrange these numbers into 7 subsets, each of three
numbers, so that when the numbers in each are added together, they
make seven consecutive numbers?

##### Age 7 to 14

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What is the smallest number of answers you need to reveal in order to work out the missing headers?

##### Age 11 to 14

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Mathematicians are always looking for efficient methods for solving problems. How efficient can you be?

##### Age 7 to 16

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Place the numbers 1, 2, 3,..., 9 one on each square of a 3 by 3 grid so that all the rows and columns add up to a prime number. How many different solutions can you find?

##### Age 7 to 16

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An ordinary set of dominoes can be laid out as a 7 by 4 magic rectangle in which all the spots in all the columns add to 24, while those in the rows add to 42. Try it! Now try the magic square...

##### Age 11 to 14

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Here are three 'tricks' to amaze your friends. But the really
clever trick is explaining to them why these 'tricks' are maths not
magic. Like all good magicians, you should practice by trying. . . .

##### Age 11 to 14

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Investigate how you can work out what day of the week your birthday will be on next year, and the year after...

##### Age 11 to 14

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Here's a chance to work with large numbers...

##### Age 11 to 14

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Can you find ways to put numbers in the overlaps so the rings have equal totals?

##### Age 14 to 16

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In this twist on the well-known Countdown numbers game, use your knowledge of Powers and Roots to make a target.

##### Age 11 to 14

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Can you work out which drink has the stronger flavour?