# Ask DJ Lyons: Math Challenge for numbers 34 to 41

Math Lollipop Olympics Work with #1 | Source

## Fun Mathematical Activity for Elementary Students (grades 3 to 5)

Here is a really fun mathematical activity for elementary students. It is most appropriate for grades 3 to 5; however, it would also be appropriate for any grade student who wants and needs to improve his or her multiplication facts and short division skills. I like to call them Math Lollipops because you are going to work the problem down and then back up again - just like you might lick a lollipop.

The way this works is that you can take any number whatsoever. You will multiply that number by 2, mulitple that product by 3, multiply that product by 4, multiply that product by 5, multiply that product by 6, multiply that product by 7, multiply that product by 8, and multiply that product by 9.

Then you take that final product. Now you are going to work the process backward using short division. You will divide that final product by 2, divide that divisor by 3, divide that divisor by 4, divide that divisor by 5, divide that divisor by 6, divide that divisor by 7, divide that divisor by 8, and divide that final divisor by 9.

To make the process clear, we will work with the number 1. Check out these pictures.

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## Multiply 1 by the number 2

Multiply 1 by the number 2

or

1 x 2 = ___

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1
x2

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## Multiply that product by 3

Multiply that product by 3

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[1 x 2 = 2]. So multiply 2 x 3

or

2
x3

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## Multiply that product by 4

Multiply that product by 4

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[2 x 3 = 6]. So multiply 6 x 4

or

6
x4

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## Multiply that product by 5

Multiply that product by 5

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[6 x 4 = 24]. So multiply 24 x 5

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24
x5

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## Multiply that product by 6

Multiply that product by 6

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[24 x 5 = 120]. So multiply 120 x 6

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120
x  6

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## Multiply that product by 7

Multiply that product by 7

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[120 x 6 = 720], So multiply 720 x 7

or

720
x  7

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## Multiply that product by 8

Multiply that product by 8

or

[720 x 7 = 5,040]. So multiply 5,040 x 8

or

5,040
x     8

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## Multiply that product by 9

Multiply that product by 9

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[5,040 x 8 = 40,320]. So multiply 40,320 x 9

or

40,320
x       9

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## Divide that final product by 2

Divide that final product of 362,880 by 2

or

362,880/2

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## Divide that divisor by 3

Divide that divisor of 181,440 by 3

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181,440/3

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## Divide that divisor by 4

Divide that divisor of 60,480 by 4

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60,480/4

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## Divide that divisor by 5

Divide that divisor of 15,120 by 5

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15,120/5

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## Divide that divisor by 6

Divide that divisor of 3,024 by 6

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3,024/6

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## Divide that divisor by 7

Divide that divisor of 504 by 7

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504/7

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## Divide that divisor by 8

Divide that divisor of 72 by 8

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72/8

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## Divide that final divisor by 9

Divide that final divisor of 9 by 9

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9/9

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## Hooray! ... You are back to your original number 1!

You are now back to your original number that you selected. In this case, it was the number 1.

9/9 = 1

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## Here is the entire process in a nutshell

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Math Challenge for numbers 34 to 41 | Source

## Math Challenge for numbers 34 to 41

Now it's your turn. You can read the full directions, get the background info, learn about a competitive activity you can use in the classroom, and watch the slideshows for working with the numbers:

34

35

36

37

38

39

40

41

by clicking on the following link at Best Reviewer.com.

## Working with the numbers 34 to 41

If you click on the link below, you will be able to watch the slideshows that feature the numbers 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, and 41. Each slideshow will show you the entire process from beginnning to end, just like you see in the example slideshow above.

Using this math trick, as you can see from the example shown above, you will take any number to begin with.

In this case, you will be using either the numbers 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, or 41. But any number will work.

You will multiple one of those numbers by 2.

For example:

34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41
x2 x2 x2 x2 x2 x2 x2 x2

The answer you get to that problem is called a product. Take that product and multiply that answer by 3.

For example:

34 x 2 = 68. So you would multiply 68 x3.

or

35 x 2 = 70. So you would multiply 70 x 3.

or

36 x 2 = 72. So you would multiply 72 x 3.

or

37 x 2 = 74. So you would multiply 74 x 3.

or

38 x 2 = 76. So you would multiply 76 x 3.

or

39 x 2 = 78. So you would multiply 78 x 3.

or

40 x 2 = 80. So you would multiply 80 x 3.

or

41 x 2 = 82. So you would multiply 82 x 3.

Take one of the above new products and multiply that answer by 4.

Take that product and multiply that answer by 5.

Take that product and multiply that answer by 6.

Take that product and multiply that answer by 7.

Take that product and multiply that answer by 8.

Take that product and multiply that answer by 9.

The final answer you get after multiplying by 9 will be called your divident once you apply the division process to it. Use short division rather than long division to make it quicker.

You will take that dividend which will be in the millions and divide that dividend by 2.

Take that new answer and divide that dividend by 3.

Take that new answer and divide that dividend by 4.

Take that new answer and divide that dividend by 5.

Take that new answer and divide that dividend by 6.

Take that new answer and divide that dividend by 7.

Take that new answer and divide that dividend by 8.

Take that new answer and divide that dividend by 9.

You will have observed that your dividend is getting smaller and smaller as you go. When you work that final problem, if you have done your math correctly, you will see that you are right back to the original number that you started with. In this case, it will either be 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, or 41.

To watch the slideshows and to check your work, click on the link below. Have fun with this. Make a game of it. Not only will you enjoy yourself, you will discover that your knowlege of your math facts should have improved a lot.

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## Multiplication & Division Games

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Fun With Multiplication & Division

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Learning Resources Head Full Of Numbers

Kids will enjoy the fast-paced fun of this numbers game, and parents will love watching them learn. To play, you simply place the three standard dice and three custom dice (with numbers 0, 1, 2, 7, 8 and 9) into the fun dice shaker then roll them out and place them into the dice tray. Set the sand timer and have the score pad ready to record the number of unique equations each player makes using the numbers rolled. Equations can use simple addition or subtraction, or multiplication and division for making the game more challenging as your child's skills improve.

Mastering Multiplication Tables

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## Multiplication & Division Games

Flip 4

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Twist and Shout Multiplication (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

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Math War Multiplication Game Cards (Spanish Edition)

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Small World Toys Preschool - They Keep Multiplying Math Keyboard

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Learning Wrap-ups Multiplication Keys, Yellow

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Marvelous Multiplication: Games and Activities That Make Math Easy and Fun

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Educational Insights MathShark

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