The Magic of Computer Science

The magic of… is a collection of magic resources produced by Queen Mary College at the University of London. The collection contains two mathematics resources; Maths Made Magic and The Manual of Mathematical Magic a booklet entitled Clever Conjuring Using Secret Science and Engineering and a booklet designed for use in the teaching of Computing called The Magic of Computer Science.

The booklet contains a series of card tricks. Each trick is presented in two parts. In the first part enough detail is given so that the trick can be performed. A description of the desired effect is given followed by an explanation of the mechanics of the trick – actually what is done to ensure the trick works.

All the tricks have a link to fundamental concepts and topics in Computer Science such as algorithms, testing, parity, binary, searching and sorting.


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