Most mathematical tricks make for poor magic and in fact have very little mathematics in them. The phrase “mathematical card trick” conjures up visions of endless dealing into piles and audience members wondering how long they will have to sit politely. Our charge is to present entertaining tricks that are easy to perform and yet have interesting mathematics inside them. We cannot do this without your help. To get started, please go find four playing cards. They can be any four cards, all different or the four aces. It doesn’t matter. Let us begin by performing the trick for you.

EP - 16 PB - Princeton University Press PY - 2012 SN - 9780691151649 SP - 1 T2 - Magical Mathematics T3 - The Mathematical Ideas That Animate Great Magic Tricks UR - http://www.jstor.org/stable/j.ctt7t0gq.5 Y2 - 2021/09/24/ ER -