Today I'll cover a fun magic trick. Here's a video for it. The instructions are also in text below. I Will Read Your Mind – Math Magic Trick. Peter M Higgins, author and numbers man, reveals the magic behind something many of us struggle to get our heads around. Need some help getting your kids excited about math, try using a little magic. Here are three tricks to get you started.


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Give them the following directions but tell them not to show you any calculations: Write down your age. Add on today's date e.

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Now add on your shoe size if it's a half size round to a whole number. Finally subtract 5 times today's date. Show me you final answer!


Look at the answer, the hundreds are the age and the remaining digits are the shoe size. If for instance somebody shows youthere are 11 hundreds - the age, and maths magic tricks remaining digits 05 or 5 show the shoe size.

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maths magic tricks It seems no matter what number you start with you eventually hit a 1. These sequences are called the "hailstone numbers" because, like hailstones, they go up and down a number of times before inevitably falling to Earth.

However, no one has been able to prove that this has to happen every time. Add 4, then multiply the result by 4. Subtract 8, then maths magic tricks the result by 4.

Finally take away your original secret number.

The answer is 2. Think of another number.

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Subtract maths magic tricks original number. The answer is 3. Think of any three-digit number. Subtract 4, then divide the result by 2. Subtract it from the original number you thought of. The answer is 5.

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Write down any two different numbers from 1 to 9. This trick boils down to a math problem. While maths magic tricks equation seems random, the answer will always be