Mathematical magic trick
This nifty maths magic trick will have kids practising maths times tables without even noticing. This maths game gets one child to pick a number, while the maths 'magician' works out the number through multiplication. Alakazam! The number is revealed.
What you need:
- computer with internet access
Number of players:
This online maths game will have kids practising maths by trying to solve the 'magic number' picked by their friend.
One child picks a number between 1 and 9, and your chosen maths magician uses simple multiplication to work out what it is.
Suddenly, like magic, the hidden number is revealed (and kids learn the magic of multiplication at the same time).
Then the kids take turns revealing each other's magic number.
You can try to trick the 'magician' with harder and harder numbers, but the magic multiplication trick gets it every time!
This online site includes a printable worksheet to help solve the mathematical magic trick.