Numbers, cards, coins, and shapes: with these, and a few mathematical principles, you'll turn into a magician! Just gather a few very ordinary, easy-to-find items (paper, pens, a calculator, dice, pennies, scissors), practice your patter a little, step in front of an audience--friends, family, maybe even your teachers at school--and prepare to amaze them. Guess the number someone will choose; try some math telepathy; make Mobius strips out of paper, and move "from one end to another"--a routine that uses a stack of cards for a very unique effect. Do an "incomplete prediction," a trick that *seems* as if it's going wrong.until you produce a surprise ending. Every one is easy to master-but no one else has to know that!

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"...dozens of ideas for math-oriented magicians who would like to amaze their friends."--*Booklist*

Gr. 3-6. This little handbook offers dozens of ideas for math-oriented magicians who would like to amaze their friends. Actually, it's also a good resource for teachers who want to make math more fun for their students. Whatever the audience, this clearly written guide offers tips on patter and performing as well as clear directions for tricks with numbers, cards, coins, and shapes. Cartoonlike ink drawings contribute to the light tone that makes the math more accessible. A good resource for the mathematically inclined. *Carolyn Phelan**Copyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved*

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**Book Description **Goodwill Publishing House, New Delhi, India. Softcover. Book Condition: New. "Hard-to-solve" doesn't mean you need to know any higher math to do the puzzles in this book. There are no prerequisites of differential calculus, functional analysis, linear algebra, or anything like that, But while the puzzles don't require advanced mathematics to state, they do require insight to solve: How can you divide a regular pentagon into five identical pentagonal shapes? What is the only decade in American history to contain four prime-numbered years? What three right triangles with integer sides have areas numerically equal to twice their perimeters?If you don't see the answers just yet, don't give up.Remember, you have plenty of company. But if you come up with the right insight and solve the puzzles, you'll have a satisfaction you won't forget. This is one book that you'll be proud to carry around.This book wouldn't have been possible without the work of some giants in the field. The author extends his thanks to everyone who showed how much fun puzzles are, from 19thcentury greats Sam Loyd and Henry Dudeney all the way to Martin Gardner. The work of Joseph Madachy, Leo Moser, Harry Nelson, Arlet Ottens, Richard Stanley, and other topnotch puzzle makers and solvers has also had a great influence. Rob Blaustein suggested some interesting puzzle concepts. Fraser Simpson provided timely and thorough proofreading. Last but not least, my editor Peter Gordon put everything together into a tidy little book. Thanks to all. Printed Pages: 96. Bookseller Inventory # 108114

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