# 12 Useful Math Hacks That They Didn’t Teach You In School

After finding these math hacks, I’m convinced that all those years of being forced to struggle through math class really was just a torture ploy created by evil math teachers everywhere. Check out these amazing math tips and you’ll agree! Watch out though, you may just unleash the inner math whiz you never knew was in you…

Who knew?

### 03. How To Multiply By 11

Finally! I can now multiply more than single digits by 11 in my head.

### 04. Secret To Remembering The Numbers In Pi

Also a cool party trick.

### 06. How To Figure Out What Day Of The Week Falls On What Date…

You might be confused looking at the picture below, but the math is actually quite simple (albeit a bit elaborate). You’ll need the codes HERE, which will help you master this.

July simply has a code of 5.
20th is 6 because 7 goes into 20 twice, which is 14. 20 – 14 = 6.
2069 is 2 because the leap year code of 2068 is 1 and 2069 is 1 year after, so that’s 2.

The math can be difficult at first because there are a lot of codes, but it works out incredibly well once you pick it up. Here’s a separate example:

January 3, 2014 is a Friday, right?

So, January, according to the table, is 6, and we handle days by using multiples of 7. We don’t need to, so it’s actually just 3 in this case. Next we need to know the closest leap year, which was 2012. That has a year code of 1 and 2013 is 2 years after, so 3 again.

We get 6 + 3 + 3 = 12 – 7 = 5! FRIDAY!

### 08. How To Figure Out Multiples Of Nine

Just count up in the tens column and down in the ones column.

### 09. How To Use Your Hands For 5, 6, and 9 Times Tables   ### 11. How To Remember Which Sign Is Greater Than and Which Is Less Than

Alligator always eats the bigger number!

### 12. Use Lines To Multiply

The above is actually a method used often by the Japanese. Here is video demonstrating:

Still don’t have it? Here are three awesome sources that will teach you:

(1) Lifehacker
(2) WikiHow
(3) Magical Maths

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