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### Magic Squares- 0 views

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"This is a maths resource that can be used to challenge pupils to complete a magic square, using only the numbers provided, to make sure that each row, column and diagonal all add up to the focused magic number. The resource provided challenges students to add up to 9, 12, 15 & 18, and could be used as a homework challenge, an additional classroom activity, or as a main activity within a maths lesson. Challenge pupils to work on two different methods for each magic number. This activity could be adapted with larger number, and other mathematic operations"

### Magical Mathematics: The Mathematical Ideas that Animate Great Magic Tricks.- 19 views

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Book to be published in November 2011
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Published in 2011, "reveals the secrets of amazing, fun-to-perform card tricks--and the profound mathematical ideas behind them--that will astound even the most accomplished magician. ... 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. For example, the Gilbreath Principle--a fantastic effect where the cards remain in control despite being shuffled--is found to share an intimate connection with the Mandelbrot set. Other card tricks link to the mathematical secrets of combinatorics, graph theory, number theory, topology, the Riemann hypothesis, and even Fermat's last theorem." Read more about one of the authors here: http://chronicle.com/article/The-Magical-Mind-of-Persi/129404/

### Magic numbers: A meeting of mathemagical tricksters - physics-math - 24 May 2010 - New ...- 6 views

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"I have two children. One is a boy born on a Tuesday. What is the probability I have two boys?" The solution is delightful!

### Maths podcast on stochasticity- 4 views

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How big a role does randomness play in our lives? Do we live in a world of magic and meaning or … is it all just chance and happenstance? To tackle this question, we look at the role chance and randomness play in sports, lottery tickets, and even the cells in our own body. Along the way, we talk to a woman suddenly consumed by a frenzied gambling addiction, two friends whose meeting seems purely providential, and some very noisy bacteria.

### The Maths behind the rainbow- 8 views

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When the great mathematician Isaac Newton explained the colours of the rainbow with refraction the poet John Keats was horrified. Keats complained (through poetry of course) that a mathematical explanation robbed these marvels of nature of their magic, conquering "all mysteries by rule and line". But as we will see, the mathematical explanation, requiring just the basic geometry of lines and circles, is just as elegant as the rainbows themselves.

### Prodigy- 0 views

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A superb maths game set in a vast magical world, reminiscent of the early Final Fantasy games. Complete the challenges and battle with monsters by answering maths questions. There is a teacher's dashboard so you can set up and track the progress of your students. Questions are age appropriate and adapt to the ability of the child to keep them moving on.

### Maths Webinar - Making Maths Magical- 0 views

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Hosted by Dr Junaid Mubeen and Fiona Goddard. This webinar reveals simple strategies for adding sparkle to your lessons to help engage and amaze Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 students with maths.

### Magical Maths- 14 views

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A blog featuring math games puzzles, activities, teaching and instruction tips.

### Real Life Maths: Potions Lesson by @PrimaryLessons- 0 views

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"This is a really good way of testing out practical measuring skills in Maths lessons. I always teach 'measuring' by incorporating a Harry Potter themed Potions lesson. Pupils follow potion recipes to create potions from the Harry Potter universe, e.g. Polyjuice Potion or Skele-gro. I have a mixture of powders (cornflour), plants (herbs) and potions (water with food colouring). I then have pipettes, a range of different containers with different scales for measuring liquids, scales for measuring the plants and powders, in addition to gloves for handling the 'poisonous' plants, a pestle and mortar for the plants and stopwatches for timing."

### Great article on how today's approach to teaching math destroys all the magic- 0 views

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