Magic Science and Maths

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This programme from Teachers TV shows how to use ‘magic tricks’ to engage and excite children in maths and science lessons. Former space scientist and now ‘math magician’, Dr Mark Biddiss, visits the Orion School in North London and demonstrates magic tricks and intriguing science investigations to a group of children and teachers.

These ideas may be used as starter activities, full lesson investigations or homework tasks and are designed to stimulate higher order thinking skills, problem solving and reasoning skills. They cover curriculum topics including number pattern, space, shapes and measures and forces.

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