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Title:
Mathemania
Author:
Blum, Raymond.
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Publication Information:
New York : Sterling Pub. Co., [2001]

©2001
Physical Description:
96 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Summary:
A collection of "number-magic tricks, " including mind reading, card tricks, psychic predictions, and more that can be performed with no special skills or equipment.
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780806923994
Format :
Book

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Amaze your friends and stump your parents with number magic tricks! You don't have to own a magician's equipment to perfect each feat--you just practice it a few times. Some tricks turn you into a mind reader, such as the one where somebody rolls some dice, stacks them, and you tell everyone the total numbers on the hidden dots. Or, reveal the number a friend has chosen from a list on a piece of paper. Or, guess a word someone has chosen from a dictionary. Then try some new card tricks, and finish by drawing a line on a piece of paper with only one side, and a magic origami trick of turning an 8. From the author of Math Magic.


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School Library Journal Review

Gr 3-6-Math and magic mix for learning fun in this book of 34 tricks, divided into 6 categories. Each activity is introduced with a brief summary, a list of needed items, and details on preparation, followed by clear, step-by-step directions, which often include black-and-white drawings that clarify and add humor. A section called "The Mathemagical Secret" explains why the trick works. Readers can open this book to any page and find a neat trick that can be performed easily, even if they don't fully understand the math, which may well come with practice. A wonderful resource for supplemental math activities and for recreation.-Nancy A. Gifford, Schenectady County Public Library, NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.