Super Computation: An AHA Moment
In this activity “The Mathemagician” takes turns with the learner writing numbers on a chalkboard. The first response will “magically” be the sum of all of the numbers, including those not yet written. The learner is asked to try to figure out the trick before looking at the explanation.
In this fourth part in a series, learners follow the steps of the “mathemagician” to examine three numerical curiosities: Be a Psychic by Predicting Birthdays, Predict a Card with Mind Reading, and Predict the Three Die Values Your Opponent Has Rolled. Learners will also study palindromic numbers and look at two alphametric puzzles.