An introduction to the magic of math that will engage even the most math-reluctant kid.

Mathakazam! With this book, math becomes magic for kids! The secrets revealed in Mathemagic will have kids outwitting everyone with their superior computational skills, mystifying friends by plucking secret numbers from their minds and learning the mathematical secrets of the ancients.

The book includes step-by-step instructions and explanations of how and why these number tricks work. As kids work their way through each trick, they will learn math concepts including calculation, multiplication, prime factors, the Nine Principal, the Binary Number System and more.

Mathakazam! With this book, math becomes magic for kids! The secrets revealed in Mathemagic will have kids outwitting everyone with their superior computational skills, mystifying friends by plucking secret numbers from their minds and learning the mathematical secrets of the ancients.

The book includes step-by-step instructions and explanations of how and why these number tricks work. As kids work their way through each trick, they will learn math concepts including calculation, multiplication, prime factors, the Nine Principal, the Binary Number System and more.

Publisher:
Toronto : Kids Can Press, c2011

ISBN:
9781554534258

1554534259

1554534259

Branch Call Number:
J 793.74 Col 3558jv 1

Characteristics:
40 p. :,col. ill

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## Opinion

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Math can be fun and even magical for young magicians and their audiences with the ideas for clever tricks provided in Lynda Colgan’s Mathemagic!

The math tricks are not intimidating and they vary in their skill requirements. Some are quick and easy to learn, while others will require more skill t... Read More »

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SPL_Childrens
Sep 27, 2012

SPL_Childrens thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 9 and 12

## Comment

Add a CommentMany math tricks helped me with my multiplacation, and also taught me how to fool even the toughest math scholars!

Math can be fun and even magical for young magicians and their audiences with the ideas for clever tricks provided in Lynda Colgan’s Mathemagic!

The math tricks are not intimidating and they vary in their skill requirements. Some are quick and easy to learn, while others will require more skill to perform. Step-by-step instructions and clear explanations of relevant mathematical concepts are accompanied by illustrations on how each trick should be executed. The book has a light-hearted look and tone.

The reasons why the tricks are (or should be) successful are also explained.

Concepts addressed in Mathemagic include multiplication, division, prime factors, the binary number system, the “nine principle,” and the “ten-complement.”

Audiences will be impressed with the computational skills and abilities displayed by young magicians in such feats as Mummy Math, Digital Wizardry, Calculator Magic, Boney Math, card tricks and even fortune telling. Young conjurers will be impressed with their newfound magic skills and math abilities and what child doesn’t have an interest in magic?

So here’s another equation: “Math + Magic = Lots of Fun”!

Author Lynda Colgan is a Scarborough-area mathematics teacher and a collaborator with “The Prime Radicals,” a children’s television program about math.

I think this was a good book because it had some useful tricks and some fun tricks to make some people say " How did you do that!"I don't use the tricks though because I am already amazing at math.

im going to read that book after im done my other book

what is it about

there were so many ways to help with math without using a calculator

I think this book is a must read! It has cool tricks!

when i first looked at Mathemagic i didn't think it would be interesting, but when i started reading it, i found it amazing. it tought me alot of things that i didn 't know about math. i still use the tricks!

This book was soo interesting because it was about magic and math and it was good.It have tricks in this book and I very enjoy it :)!

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