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Author:Cyberspace Middle School (CMS)/Larry Dennis, Florida State University.
Description: Tricks based on simple mathematics, but which to those who don't understand the mathematics may seem magical. Since these tricks are based on mathematics, they are relatively easy to do and are pretty close to foolproof. Book recommendations and trick categories, with a discussion of the mathematics behind each trick: Card Tricks (Find the Card, The Four Kingdoms); Calculational Wizardry (X-Ray Eyes, Fantastic Memory, Number Reversal, Speedy Addition); Geometry and Topology Curiosities (The Vanishing Line Puzzle, The Perfectly Perplexing Unpenned Pig Puzzle!, Tying a Knot in a Rope - The Hard Way, The Togetherness Game, Tricks Using a Mobius Strip.

Levels: Elementary, Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)
Languages: English
Resource Types: Manipulatives, Problems/Puzzles
Math Topics: Basic Operations, Permutations/Combinations, Geometry, Topology
Math Ed Topics: Manipulatives

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