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Maths magic: explore a variety of magical maths activities, from multiplication tips to card tricks.

Introduction

A STEM learning and teaching resource that explores a variety of magical maths activities, from multiplication tips to card tricks.

The activity

Activities include:

  • Mind reading - Did you know that maths can help you to ‘read minds’? Not magic really - just algebra!
  • Card magic - Baffle your friends with this trick based on the ternary number system. 
  • Magic hands - Did you know you can use your fingers as a magic ‘short cut’ to multiplication?
  • Magic multiplications - Now you can multiply up to the ten times table, but what about higher numbers, like 23 x 12?