Mathemagic! Number Tricks

 
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Mathemagic! Number Tricks

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Kids Can Press, 2011
Curriculum
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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