Mathemagic!: Number Tricks

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Kids Can Press Ltd, Mar 1, 2011 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 40 pages
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An introduction to the magic of math that will engage even the most math-reluctant kid.

Mathakazam! With this book, math becomes magic for kids! The secrets revealed in Mathemagic will have kids outwitting everyone with their superior computational skills, mystifying friends by plucking secret numbers from their minds and learning the mathematical secrets of the ancients.

The book includes step-by-step instructions and explanations of how and why these number tricks work. As kids work their way through each trick, they will learn math concepts including calculation, multiplication, prime factors, the Nine Principal, the Binary Number System and more.
 

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User Review  - pataustin - LibraryThing

Issuing an invitation to readers that they can trick their friends with mathematical magic, the authors give step-by-step illustrated directions for ten secrets such as “Digital Wizardry,” “Mind Games ... Read full review

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User Review  - schendo - LibraryThing

This book is an interactive, detailed book containing magic tricks laced with math. It offers great activity ideas for any teacher or caregiver to play with their student. It is almost laid out like a ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
4
Digital Wizardry
5
Mind Games
8
Calculator Magic
12
Roll em
16
Magic Number 9
20
Mummy Math
24
Its in the Cards
28
Boney Math
32
Division Dowels
36
Take a Bow
39
Glossary
40
Back cover
41
Copyright

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About the author (2011)

Lynda's career as a mathematics educator began in Scarborough, ON, 33 years ago. Since then, her roles have been many: K-12 teacher, consultant, researcher, professor, columnist, textbook author, and collaborator on The Prime Radicals (a live-action children's television program also based on her Kingston Whig-Standard newspaper columns). The common denominator? Lynda's mission to dispel the myth that math is the bad guy!

Jane Kurisu is an illustrator whose books include The Sleepover Book and The Jumbo Book of Gardening. She lives in Toronto, Ontario.

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