Math Magic Card Tricks

There are card tricks which are slight of hand and card tricks which rely on the discrete mathematics inherent to a regular deck of cards. These fall into the latter category. Don’t worry, you do not need to understand discrete mathematics to learn the algorithm for performing these math magic card tricks. They wind up being a great way to get students practicing calculations in their heads regardless of how deep you dive into the mathematics behind why the tricks actually work. Enjoy!

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