Mathematical Magic

Author: William Simon

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486275932

Category: Mathematics

Page: 187

View: 1775

Stimulating treasury of entertaining tricks, stunts, and magical effects based on such mathematical principles and ideas as magic squares, the Fibonacci Series, Moebius strips, cycloids, topology, and more. Only simple props required: from playing cards and matches to coins. No magic or mathematical skills needed.

Magical Mathematics

The Mathematical Ideas that Animate Great Magic Tricks

Author: Persi Diaconis,Ron Graham,Ronald L. Graham

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691151644

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 244

View: 1085

Magical Mathematics reveals the secrets of fun-to-perform card tricks—and the profound mathematical ideas behind them—that will astound even the most accomplished magician. Persi Diaconis and Ron Graham provide easy, step-by-step instructions for each trick, explaining how to set up the effect and offering tips on what to say and do while performing it. Each card trick introduces a new mathematical idea, and varying the tricks in turn takes readers to the very threshold of today’s mathematical knowledge. Diaconis and Graham tell the stories—and reveal the best tricks—of the eccentric and brilliant inventors of mathematical magic. The book exposes old gambling secrets through the mathematics of shuffling cards, explains the classic street-gambling scam of three-card Monte, traces the history of mathematical magic back to the oldest mathematical trick—and much more.

Mathematics, Magic and Mystery

Author: Martin Gardner

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486801179

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 208

View: 725

Famed puzzle expert explains math behind a multitude of mystifying tricks: card tricks, stage "mind reading," coin and match tricks, counting out games, geometric dissections, etc. More than 400 tricks. 135 illustrations.

Math Magic

Human Calculator Shows How to Master Eve

Author: Scott Flansburg,Victoria Hay

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062434985

Category: Reference

Page: 352

View: 8530

Don't live in fear of math any longer. Math Magic makes math what you may never have imagined it to be: easy and fun! Scott Flansburg -- "the Human Calculator" who believes that there are no "mathematical illiterates," just people who have not learned how to make math work for them -- demonstrates how everyone can put their phobia to rest and deal with essential every-day mathematical calculations with confidence. This is the book for millions of otherwise successful adults who are afraid to balance their checkbooks and don't know how to figure interest on savings or credit, and for the millions of students who dread their math classes and live in fear of the SAT math section. In Math Magic, Scott Flansburg shows the reader how to: Master the basics, including the real way addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division work Simplify calculations through estimation Quick-check answers Convert metric measures to more familiar ones Figure tips, taxes, and percentages -- never get short-changed again! Master algebra using the nine easy steps to algebra Math Magic is for all of us who need and want to improve our understanding of math. With the help of Flansburg, the Guinness World Record holder as the Fastest Human Calculator, you can do math just like magic.

Mathematical Magic Show

Author: Martin Gardner

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780140165562

Category: Mathematical recreations

Page: 284

View: 2813

How do you move two matches - and only two - to new positions, so that the glass is reformed in a different position, with the cherry outside?

The Magic of Math

Solving for x and Figuring Out Why

Author: Arthur Benjamin

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 0465061621

Category: Mathematics

Page: 336

View: 3979

The Magic of Math is the math book you wish you had in school. Using a delightful assortment of examples—from ice cream scoops and poker hands to measuring mountains and making magic squares—this book empowers you to see the beauty, simplicity, and truly magical properties behind those formulas and equations that once left your head spinning. You'll learn the key ideas of classic areas of mathematics like arithmetic, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and calculus, but you'll also have fun fooling around with Fibonacci numbers, investigating infinity, and marveling over mathematical magic tricks that will make you look like a math genius! A mathematician who is known throughout the world as the “mathemagician,” Arthur Benjamin mixes mathematics and magic to make the subject fun, attractive, and easy to understand. In The Magic of Math, Benjamin does more than just teach skills: with a tip of his magic hat, he takes you on as his apprentice to teach you how to appreciate math the way he does. He motivates you to learn something new about how to solve for x, because there is real pleasure to be found in the solution to a challenging problem or in using numbers to do something useful. But what he really wants you to do is be able to figure out why, for that's where you'll find the real beauty, power, and magic of math. If you are already someone who likes math, this book will dazzle and amuse you. If you never particularly liked or understood math, Benjamin will enlighten you and—with a wave of his magic wand—turn you into a math lover.

That's Maths

The Mathematical Magic in Everyday Life

Author: Peter Lynch

Publisher: Gill & Macmillan Ltd

ISBN: 0717169561

Category: Mathematics

Page: 344

View: 1086

From atom bombs to rebounding slinkies, open your eyes to the mathematical magic in the everyday. Mathematics isn’t just for academics and scientists, a fact meteorologist and blogger Peter Lynch has spent the past several years proving through his Irish Times newspaper column and blog, That’s Maths. Here, he shows how maths is all around us, with chapters on the beautiful equations behind designing a good concert venue, predicting the stock market and modelling the atom bomb, as well as playful meditations on everything from coin-stacking to cartography. If you left school thinking maths was boring, think again!

Mathematical Card Magic

Fifty-Two New Effects

Author: Colm Mulcahy

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1466509767

Category: Mathematics

Page: 380

View: 9651

Mathematical card effects offer both beginning and experienced magicians an opportunity to entertain with a minimum of props. Featuring mostly original creations, Mathematical Card Magic: Fifty-Two New Effects presents an entertaining look at new mathematically based card tricks. Each chapter contains four card effects, generally starting with simple applications of a particular mathematical principle and ending with more complex ones. Practice a handful of the introductory effects and, in no time, you’ll establish your reputation as a "mathemagician." Delve a little deeper into each chapter and the mathematics gets more interesting. The author explains the mathematics as needed in an easy-to-follow way. He also provides additional details, background, and suggestions for further explorations. Suitable for recreational math buffs and amateur card lovers or as a text in a first-year seminar, this color book offers a diverse collection of new mathemagic principles and effects.

Amazing Math Magic

Author: Oliver Ho,Jeff Sinclair

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9780806974132

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 96

View: 6099

Presents tricks based on maths principles. 8 yrs+

Mathematical Mysteries

The Beauty and Magic of Numbers

Author: Calvin C. Clawson

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1489960805

Category: Mathematics

Page: 314

View: 6341

Mathematical Magic

Or the Wonders That May Be Performed by Mechanical Geometry

Author: John Wilkins

Publisher: Literary Licensing, LLC

ISBN: 9781498025744

Category:

Page: 314

View: 9463

This Is A New Release Of The Original 1691 Edition.

Math Magic Revised Edition

How to Master Everyday Math Problems

Author: Scott Flansburg,Victoria Hay

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0060726350

Category: Reference

Page: 368

View: 3068

Don't live in fear of math any longer. Math Magic makes math what you may never have imagined it to be: easy and fun! Scott Flansburg -- "the Human Calculator" who believes that there are no "mathematical illiterates," just people who have not learned how to make math work for them -- demonstrates how everyone can put their phobia to rest and deal with essential every-day mathematical calculations with confidence. This is the book for millions of otherwise successful adults who are afraid to balance their checkbooks and don't know how to figure interest on savings or credit, and for the millions of students who dread their math classes and live in fear of the SAT math section. In Math Magic, Scott Flansburg shows the reader how to: Master the basics, including the real way addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division work Simplify calculations through estimation Quick-check answers Convert metric measures to more familiar ones Figure tips, taxes, and percentages -- never get short-changed again! Master algebra using the nine easy steps to algebra Math Magic is for all of us who need and want to improve our understanding of math. With the help of Flansburg, the Guinness World Record holder as the Fastest Human Calculator, you can do math just like magic.

Mental Magic

Surefire Tricks to Amaze Your Friends

Author: Martin Gardner

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486146162

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 96

View: 1682

Professor Picanumba has dozens of surefire tricks up his sleeve — and he's willing to show junior mathemagicians how to predict the answers to 88 word and number challenges. Includes solutions and illustrations.

Amazing Math Magic

Author: Oliver Ho,Jeff Sinclair

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9780806974132

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 96

View: 1911

Presents tricks based on maths principles. 8 yrs+

Math Art Fun

Activities for Discovering Mathematical Magic in Modern Art

Author: Robin Ward

Publisher: Bright Sky Publishing

ISBN: 9781933979892

Category: Art

Page: 160

View: 4937

Provides activities that introduce modern art and an understanding of math concepts.

Mathematical Treks

From Surreal Numbers to Magic Circles

Author: Ivars Peterson

Publisher: MAA

ISBN: 9780883855379

Category: Mathematics

Page: 170

View: 6998

Collected articles on mathematics from the popular Math treks column; extra web support available.

Math Magic for Your Kids

Hundreds of Games and Exercises from the Human Calculator to Make Math Fun and Easy

Author: Scott Flansburg

Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks

ISBN: 9780060977313

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 352

View: 9327

In Math Magic, his New York Times bestseller, Scoff Flansburg demonstrated his universal ability to make math fun and easy for adults. Now in Math Magic for Your Kids, the Human Calculator does the same for elementary school children. Measuring flour for a birthday cake, setting the dinner table, counting change -- learning these simple skills daunts millions of children. And helping them along can be frustrating for parents. In Math Magic for Your Kids, Scott Flansburg comes to the rescue. With entertaining games and tricks, this proven method helps kids develop a positive attitude about numbers, the necessary foundation on which they will build math skills for the rest of their education. Children will discover hours of independent amusement, while parents will find activities they can do with their children to supplement their schoolwork and to help them get better grades, including: Innovative counting exercises that teach addition and subtraction Writing activities that reinforce math concepts Shortcut methods that provide "magic tricks" for learning math skills Riddles and puzzles that activate logic and math basics Games and drills that introduce and perfect multiplication and division

Martin Gardner's Science Magic

Tricks and Puzzles

Author: Martin Gardner

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486152901

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 96

View: 6109

Fun and fascinating, 89 simple magic tricks will teach both children and adults the scientific principles behind electricity, magnetism, sound, gravity, water, and more. Only basic everyday items are needed. Includes 89 black-and-white illustrations.