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Welcome to Math Tricks

August 20th, 2014 by Steven Pomeroy | No Comments | Filed in Math Tricks

Welcome to Math Tricks!


If you are like me, you have an appreciation of mathematics, and enjoy seeing how a mathematical formula can be applied to real-world situations.  And, of course, love math tricks and fun math games!

Who is Math Tricks for?

happy math tricks studentThis site is for anybody, really.  Young or old, rich or poor, it does not matter.

Even those who are not so enthusiastic about math, they are invited too!  In fact, I challenge anybody who does not like math to look over these number tricks posts and not go away with a new-found appreciation of mathematics!

For those parents and teachers out there with kids who find arithmetic boring, you are encouraged to look over the material in math tricks; you will be sure to find something that your kids will enjoy – and get them interested in math!

Be sure to “Like” our Facebook Page!  We send out information about new posts via our Facebook.  We also send out lots of cool math-related information.

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Sum Search 30 September 2014

September 30th, 2014 by Steven Pomeroy | 1 Comment | Filed in Math Puzzles


Today I am introducing a new math puzzle – Sum Search!

The object of the puzzle is to find as many instances where numbers add up to 100 as you can. Occurrences can be horizontal, vertical, or diagonal. I will post the solution to the puzzle the day after I post the puzzle (or, at least I will try to).

Today’s puzzle has 14 solutions – that I know of! The image below can be clicked on to get a larger image that you can print.

Good luck!


sum search 1




Did you find all 14 sums?  Click Here for the solution.


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The Homework Blues

August 20th, 2014 by Steven Pomeroy | 1 Comment | Filed in Math Students

The Homework Blues


For many families, the kids are now back in school. This means, of course, that there will be homework to do. You do realize what that brings about, don’t you? Right – excuses for not doing homework!

I have compiled a list of excuses that I thought were the best. Have you heard these before? What unique or funny exuses have you heard?

Here is my list, in no particular order:


My dog ate my homework.
– Note: this one is required on any such list!

I left it at home by accident.

I left it in my desk and didn’t take it home.

I left my homework on the bus.

My little brother/sister drew all over it/destroyed it.

I left it in my shirt and my mother put the shirt in the wash.

My homework flew out the window of the bus.

I left my bag on a bench and it got stolen.

My computer got a virus/crashed.

I let somebody copy it and they never gave it back.

My pen ran out of ink.

I have a solar-powered calculator and it was cloudy.

I left it at Mom’s house when she took me back to Dad’s house.

My printer broke.

I had better things to do.




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