Category Archives: MATH

EASILY TEACH LANGUAGE: Pick a card, any card!

You can easily teach language using magic.  In this trick, how you express it determines your WIN at every turn!   PREPARE: Count out cards into three piles: First stack:  3 cards (use any cards) 2nd stack:  4 cards (all 3’s from … Continue reading

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COOL MATH: Card with 4 sides

When this clever “COUNTING” card is turned over, students notice one spot on the first side and 4 spots on the other side, then they see 3 spots on the first side, and even 6 spots on the other side.  It’s magic! and it’s … Continue reading

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STRATEGIES TEACHING MATHEMATICS: Prediction Paper

Alan McCormack developed strategies teaching mathematics with magic when he taught in San Diego schools, and he’s graciously sharing his skills with us here.  Try this fun one from his book “Magic and Showmanship for Teachers“.   By folding a square of paper in … Continue reading

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MAGIC TEACHES MATH: Math Magic!

Magic teaches math in this fun presentation: Ask your volunteer/student to pick a number between 1-100, but don’t tell what it is!   (If kids are younger, have them pick between 1-9 to make it easier; if you’re doing this … Continue reading

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TEACH MATH USING MAGIC: Crazy Phone Book!

Here is a great idea to teach math using magic!   This trick is basically a word MATH problem, reading and deciphering the instructions of the trick will help boost students’ reading level and comprehension. Also, getting up in front of … Continue reading

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TEACH MATH WITH MAGIC: A Dice Prediction!

  Presenting this EASY magic trick, whether you’re entertaining friends with a trio of DICE at the dinner table, or adding drama in the classroom with HUGE inflatable dice to demonstrate a MATH principle…  you can teach math with magic! … Continue reading

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EFFECTIVELY TEACHING MATH: Everyone’s Secret Number!

Here’s a DRAMATIC way of effectively teaching math….Everyone in the class picks their own secret number, and they all end up with the SAME final number!   1) Ask each student to pick a SECRET number 2) Ask them to … Continue reading

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HOW TO MAKE MATH FUN: Crazy Dice!

Teachers (or parents) always ask how to make MATH fun?  Here’s a clever way to do it:   Let students roll their dice as much as they like…to prove you are NOT using “trick” DICE. Then collect all the dice into … Continue reading

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TEACH OUR KIDS MATH: Multiplying Coins!

  This one is FUN and EASY to teach our kids math, using only a book and 13 coins:   EFFECT: Volunteer holds ten coins (counted out one-to-TEN), and he catches 3 more “invisible” coins that are tossed to him … Continue reading

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