**Have you seen this Amazing Maths Trick with your calculator?**

This is an Amazing MATHS TRICK with a calculator that makes a great starter to a lesson.

So grab yourself a calculator and follow the steps. Make sure you use the last 8 digits of your phone number!! I have tested it with a few numbers and appears to work each time.

The pupils love this in the classroom it is great to use algebra to show them **why** it works!!

1. Use the last 8 digits of your phone number for this trick. Key in the first four digits into your calculator.

2. Multiply by 80

3. Add 1

4. Multiply by 250

5. Add to this the last 4 digits of your phone number

6. Add to this the last 4 digits of your phone number again.

7. Subtract 250

8. Divide number by 2

Do you recognize the answer ?

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