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Mathematical Magic Tricks

Thursday, December 10 at 5:45 pm ET (New York)

Appropriate for ages 9 and up

Free to members!

Most traditional magic tricks require lots of practice, skill, and coordination.  Mathematical magic tricks work automatically, all by themselves — sometimes you don't even need to touch the cards!  With at most a bit of misdirection to create the appearance of complications, Joshua Zucker will perform several tricks, teach you to perform them yourselves, and guide you through the mathematical thinking that makes them work.  Using that thinking, you can even create new tricks of your own!

Prerequisites: Ability to shuffle a deck of cards, or, for one or two tricks, ability to shuffle a deck of cards while keeping one or more of the original top cards still on top.  Patience.

To fully participate, please have the following materials handy:

  • A deck of cards
  • Pencil
  • Paper

This is a live-streamed event.  Occasional video recordings are made available for a fee at

December 10, 2020 5:45 pm   through   7:15 pm
MoMath Online
United States
Phone: 212-542-0566
Event Fee(s)
Free registration $ 0.00
Free for MoMath members $ 0.00
Donation to support families in need $ 15.00
Fee waived (for families with financial need) $ 0.00

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