ERIC Number: ED401157
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
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Operation Magic Tricks.
This resource book contains 18 magic number tricks that spark the interest and imagination of students as they are led through a variety of mathematical computations and discoveries. Following each activity, students are asked to write about their discoveries and create their own magic tricks. A matrix of skills for all the activities and lists of the materials required for each are included. Each activity has four sections: (1) Performing the Trick, (2) Why the Trick Works, (3) Activity Pages, and (4) Using the Trick. The emphases in these activities are on student discovery, critical thinking, verbal and written communications, and creativity. The tricks work well in whole class or small group situations. (DDR)
Descriptors: Communication Skills, Critical Thinking, Discovery Learning, Elementary Education, Inquiry, Learner Controlled Instruction, Mathematics Curriculum, Mathematics Instruction, Problem Solving
Critical Thinking Press and Software, P.O. Box 448, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-0448; phone: 800-458-4849; fax: 408-393-3277.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
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