The magic of...

The magic of…is a collection of four resources, produced by Queen Mary College at the University of London, designed for teachers to use in the classroom with the intention of making learning engaging and entertaining. The four resources are all linked to the relevant curricula and provide inspiration when teaching mathematics, science and computer science. Each resource contains an array of magic tricks, an explanation of the illusion, how to perform the trick an explanation of how the trick works.

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Manual of mathematical magic

Many of the most powerful magical effects performed today have a mathematical basis. Mathematics is also the secret behind the technologies people use, the products they buy and the jobs they will have. This book shows how to perform some magic tricks, explains the mathematics behind them and how that same mathematics...
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Maths Made Magic

This handbook of magical mathematical tricks is intended for use in the classroom to help teach many of the basic concepts in mathematics in an engaging and entertaining way. The tricks have been mapped to topics found in Key Stage Four and are as diverse as Pythagoras' theorem, simultaneous equations, probability,...
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Clever Conjuring Using Secret Science and Engineering

Science and engineering represent great opportunities for magic. This book contains some amazing and easy-to-do magic tricks based on secret chemistry, physics, engineering and mathematics. The description of each trick explains the effect, how it works and hints and tips for performing the illusion. The illusions...
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The Magic of Computer Science

This resource 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...
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