ERIC Number: ED402172
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Algebra Magic Tricks: Algecadabra! Volume 1.
This resource book contains 20 magic tricks based on the properties of whole numbers that are intended to spark the interest and imagination of students. Following each activity, students are asked to write about their discoveries and to create their own magic tricks. A matrix of skills for all the activities and lists of the materials required for each activity are included. Each of the activities has three sections: unraveling the trick, questions to ponder, and further investigations. The emphases of 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: Algebra, Classroom Techniques, Critical Thinking, Educational Games, Elementary Secondary Education, Learning Activities, Mathematics Instruction, Problem Solving
Critical Thinking Press and Software, P.O. Box 448, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-0448; phone: 800-458-4849.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
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Note: For Volume 2, see SE 059 336.