Can you solve easy and hard addition/subtraction/multiplication and divison problems in your head quickly? Or do you have to count using your fingers or writing the problem down?
- Yes, I'm very quick at solving math problems in my head44% (14)73% (27)59% (41)Vote
- No, I have to use my fingers or paper56% (18)27% (10)41% (28)Vote
Most Helpful Guy
compared to the norm i'm quite good ie I tried some of those games where you solve them more quickly than the other players and I don't think i lost one.
But i can't keep up with the pepole that do it in front of an audience 3-4 digit numbers take me some time to think.1
Most Helpful Girl
I can do both. It just depends on the question. I definitely don't need a calculator, but it really helps to have a piece of paper to write on. Even if the question is easy (like 83-6), I still like to write it down or use my fingers to count. I don't HAVE to, but writing things down is a good way to remember them, and I want to make sure I subtracted it correctly. In middle school I had questions with at least 10 different numbers that all needed to be added together. Most people just used a calculator, but I wrote all of it and did things that way. It is how I learned math and how I will continue to do math.
I do know some things off the top of my head. I have multiples of 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 9, and 10's memorized. I can never remember 6's or 8's. That's why I automatically rely on paper and a pencil.1