Mathemagic! Number Tricks

Mathemagic! Number Tricks

Book Information

Kids Can Press, 2011
Good for Reluctant Readers?
Mathematics Curriculum

Kids will be spellbound by the amazing math tricks that abound in this magical book. With easy-to-follow directions, colorful illustrations, and helpful charts, numerical concepts and sleight of hand are clearly explained. An added bonus is the "Secret of Success" feature: tips for ensuring that the performance will be a winner, such as arranging seating to guarantee the element of surprise and a fun method of choosing an assistant. From an ingenious technique for multiplying by 9, to 'guessing’ what number each member of the audience is thinking of, to mind-boggling card tricks, the mathemagician will find something to impress the biggest skeptics. One need not be a numbers whiz to successfully demonstrate the skills involved in each trick: author Lynda Colgan's lively text makes the concepts easily understood by anyone. 40 pages. Ages 9-13

Recommended by Barbara Karp, Librarian

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