**So you think you can’t do mental arithmetic?**

I understand how you feel. I have a M.Sc. in theoretical Physics but for a long time found that **I could not do mental maths either**.

That was **until one day** when I discovered **the secret** that made it possible for me to do **any type of mental arithmetic**.

And it is a secret that not only opened the door for me, but **it will open the door for you too**.

Speaking of not being able to do mental maths, did you know that **you are not alone** with this problem?

As an ex-high school maths teacher, I found that a lot of **my students struggled** with mental arithmetic.

So **you really are not alone** with this problem. But **help is at hand**…

Tell me, **are you tired** of needing a calculator, or pen and paper to do the most basic additions or subtractions?

There is a way of **doing it all in your head** without the need for a calculator, or pen and paper.

Would you like to find out how?

So, **what is my secret**? It is this …

**Bite size know how**.

You are probably wondering what ‘bit size know how’ means.

It means that there are **2 parts to this secret**, which I will now explain:

**1. Know how**: this means that you need to know how to do it. One major problem people have with mental arithmetic is that **they don’t know how** to do it.

**2. Bite size**: this means that you need to know how to do it in **bite size steps you can cope with**. And because we are all different, what is a bite size for me may not be a bit size for you.

**Warning**: do not underestimate the 2-part secret above! It is the secret that will **unlock your ability to master mental maths** and astound your friends and your work colleagues.

**As an example**, let me explain how to add 2 numbers together.

The way to do it is to add the corresponding numbers from left to right.

Let’s say we want to add 132 + 214?

Add the **hundreds** first to get: 1 + 2 = 3

Then add the **tens**: 3 + 1 = 4

And add the **one’s** to get: 2 + 4 = 6

Now, **join the numbers together** to get: 346

**How easy** is that?

Think you can now add 2 numbers together in your head?

**Try it**: 23 + 12, 312 + 481, 1324 + 8635.

**Another example**… let me explain how to divide a number by 6.

Remember that we need to do it in **bite size steps**!

So, **divide the number first by 2** (which is often easy to do) and then **divide the answer by 3**.

Let’s say we want to divide 84 by 6.

**First** divide 84 by 2 to get 42.

**Next** divide 42 by 3 to get 14.

And so, 84 divided by 6 is 14.

**How easy** is that? Think **you can do it** in your head?

**Try now dividing** the following numbers by 6 in your head: 72, 96 and 126.

Another way of looking at the **2-step secret** is…

You can’t do mental maths because **you don’t know how to do it in simple steps you can manage**!

**Do not underestimate** the power of ‘bite size know how’.

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