In our school, we all were taught shortcuts to learn multiplication tables. But, I am sure none of us were taught the trick that is going viral on Twitter right now. Mahindra Group chairman Anand Mahindra shared a video on an innovative math hack with his over 7 million Twitter followers. The multiplication trick also impressed Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan.
The clip, which was shared on social media by Anand Mahindra, shows a teacher trying to explain her students the multiplication table of 9. Anand Mahindra shared the video with the caption, "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!"
In the viral clip, the teacher can be seen teaching the students the table without any calculations. The simple trick in which she is teaching the table of 9 just involves the use of our fingers.
The innovative teaching method, also impressed Shah Rukh Khan, who responded to it by writing: "Can't tell you how many of my life's issues this one simple calculation has solved wow! Sending it to #byju to include it in their teaching method."
The tweets went viral. Here is how other Twitter users reacted.
A user wrote, "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."
Another user wrote, "Couldn’t agree more with u @anandmahindra. simple way of teaching such a complicated subject."
"Childcraft from World Book encyclopedia teaches this technique. Amazing that this is been taught in our schools too !" another user tweeted.
Another Twitter user wrote, "Simplicity can be used in any form...simple is the way of life hats off to such teachers who make learning simple."