A "MagiKel"  "MagiChun"  Kelvin Chun is an award winning educator, magician, balloon sculptor and kite enthusiast from Honolulu, Hawaii. He is best known for his educational technology and mathematics teacher background, stage magic, inventive balloon sculptures and kites. Chun, a member since 1995 in Ring 185 (Hawaii Magic Society), is currently the Hawaii Territorial Vice President of the International Brotherhood of Magicians. He currently is a Board of Director for the Hawaii USA Federal Credit Union. https://sites.google.com/site/kelvinchunmagikc/m https://www.facebook.com/kelvin.chun.37/about Kelvin Chun, a retired technology specialist and librarian at Nu'uanu Elementary School, has been named one of three Ed Tech Leaders of the Year by Technology & Learning magazine, a trade publication. His national and international prestigious awards include being recognized by the Disney American Teacher Award, All USA Today 2000 First Teacher Team, George Lucas Educational Foundation, Ed Tech Leaders of the Year, Japan Fulbright Memorial Fund Teacher Participant, International Brotherhood of Magicians, and Society of American Magicians. In Hawaii, his awards include the Honolulu District Y2K Teacher of the Year and Moanalua High School's 2016 Kina'ole Honoree. Kelvin has performed and presented at numerous conventions and conferences and provided staff development workshops and courses in the field of mathematics, magic, balloons, kites, and emerging technologies and their impact on learning at all ages. As a teacher, consultant, lecturer and entertainer, Kelvin has spent over thirty years teaching and entertaining children, adults and educators, the topics of mathematics, technology, mathemagic and kites in the classroom. He has integrated STEM and the curriculum standards of mathematics, science, social studies, and performing arts; and woven his hobbies of technology, magic, kites and balloons, to design innovative technology, mathemagic and kite workshops. Kelvin has taught elementary and secondary education from K through adult. He shared his knowledge with students, educators, and entertainers at professional development workshops, courses, and conferences. Kelvin has performed magic and balloons internationally for all ages. He has also competed against and performed with world class magicians in prestigious international magic competitions at venues such as Reno's Grand Sierra Resort 1,800seat showroom, featuring the world's biggest stage. Kelvin is best known for his educational technology background, mathematical teaching capabilities, Asian stage magic, inventive cartoon balloon sculptures and traditional Asian kites. Kelvin Chun, a retired award winning educator and magician, will inform the audience on identifying and understanding the essential components of a fulfilling and meaningful retirement through lifelong activities such as learning, exercising, volunteering, traveling, performing magic and balloon art, and creating and flying kites.This can be an excellent time to try new things and experiment with passions you may have felt years ago. You have time on your hands, and you are planning your future years. Use technology and a world of ideas to think outside of the box and do what you want.
Career Day Presentation IPortfolio Ikigai Portfolio “Paying forward the Magic Knowledge to New
Generations in Paradise” Caption 1: Kelvin Chun honored the Kina’ole award in center. Magic in Hawaii began in the 1940’s. The first organized meeting was documented in “The Kahuna” in 1949. Tenkai was a "guest" of the US government during WWII, and was interned in Hawaii. Local magicians Bill Murata and Jimmy Yoshida visited Tenkai frequently. These magicians bridged eastern and western magic and shared their knowledge with the magic community. Paying forward the magic knowledge learned from mentors to the younger generations (X, Y, Z, Millennial and PostMillennial) is a mission Kelvin Chun has pursued in his lifelong career as an educator. His mentors were Hawaii’s famous magic dealers Jimmy Yoshida and Jimmy Zukemura. Caption 2: Left picture: Jimmy Yoshida; Right picture: Jimmy Zukemura Chun’s educational program became recognized internationally by George Lucas Educational Foundation’s Edutopia, Disney American Teacher Awards, All USA Today 2000 First Teacher Team, and the Honolulu District Y2K Teacher of the Year. As a teacher, consultant, lecturer and entertainer, Chun has spent over thirty years teaching and entertaining children, adults and educators, the topics of mathematics, technology, mathemagic and kites in the classroom. He has integrated and woven his hobbies into STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math education), instructional design, and curriculum standards of mathematics, science, social studies, and performing arts. Chun shared his knowledge to educators and magicians at professional development workshops, courses, and conferences. He believes magic can be a successful career for the future generation and shares his global knowledge to students during Career Days. Caption 3: Chun get students involved in interactive magic during Career Day. Caption 4: Chun shares career focus chart. "I try to incorporate my experiences of the real world with the learning concepts." "Children are amazed by magic. That’s the mathemagic!” They incorporate a lot of hidden concepts. As well as teaching students from kindergarten to twelfth grade mathematics and technology to succeed in today's hightech world, it's not uncommon for Chun to mesmerize them with tricks that teach concepts such as geometry and symmetry. He also presented “Mathemagic” at the local and national Council of Teachers of Mathematics conventions. Students call their technology teacher "Mr. Magic Man." Chun has worked magic with the school multimedia technology, but he's also the real thing: a nationally awardwinning magician complete with a tux, suit, Aloha shirt, doves, parrots and rabbit. Chun performs magic locally, nationally and internationally while making friends around the world! Caption 5: Chun produces a parrot. Chun traveled to ShangriLa to perform magic for the ethnic minorities – Tibetan community. ShangriLa is a paradise described from James Hilton’s 1933 fictional novel. ShangriLa was renamed from Shambhala, a mythical kingdom hidden in inner Asia and is a pure land where reality is visionary or spiritual as much as physical or geographic. Caption 6 Chun at Yading Nature Reserve  ShangriLa Chun embarked on a journey that began in Yunnan, China and headed north near Tibet and explored areas in Sichuan provinces. This area is known as the Tibet Autonomous Region is located on the Tibetan Plateau, the highest region on earth. In northern Tibet elevations reach an average of over 4,572 metres (15,000 ft). Chun trekked for 8 hours to Yubeng Village which is situated at the foot of the Meili Snow Mountain Range. Legend has it that for centuries Yubeng Village was unknown to the outside world. The only way to reach the village is by foot, donkey, or motorcycle. He then rode a bus for 8 hours over rocky roads to reach the Yading Nature Reserve in the Kham region of Sichuan. Caption 7  Chun sharing magic at Yading Village The exploration continued by 4 wheel drive over broken roads for 8 hours observing the destruction of the 2008 Great 8.0 Sichuan earthquake in Wenchuan County, Sichuan. Official figures stated that 69,197 were confirmed dead, and 374,176 injured, with 18,222 listed as missing. The destination was Mount Siguniang literally "Four Sisters Mountain" which is located in the bordering area of Rilong Town in Ngawa Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province. Caption 8  Chun performs at Tibetan Wedding in Mount Siguniang. Chun left China to visit magic friends in Tokyo, Japan. "I shared the art of magic and how career opportunities can be created " Chun explained. An example is Tokyo’s award winning magician Yu Sekine, who performed at the 2007 Dallas S.A.M. convention. He studied in Nevada and returned to Japan as a consultant for a software firm then worked long corporate hours but found his true passion in magic. He decided to change careers and apply his marketing and performing arts knowledge to Roppongi’s Osmand MAHOU Dining Bar. The target market focused on entertaining magic to corporate clients. Sekine had integrated his vocation, passion, profession and mission in life. This Japanese concept is “ikigai” meaning "a reason for being.” Everyone has an ikigai. Finding it requires a deep and often lengthy search of self. That discovery of one's ikigai brings satisfaction and meaning to life. Caption 9: Left to Right: Kelvin Chun, Yu Sekine, and David Letendre in Roppongi’s Osmand MAHOU Dining Bar. At the Roppongi Magic Bar (Osmond), he was humbled when 2006 FISM magician (Yasuhiko Okai) performed the thumb tie through a samurai sword. Okai mentioned this trick was prepared special because he seen Chun in Shinjuku, Tokyo, 2001 S.A.M. convention competition when he was fourteen years old. Caption 10: Okai and Katie performing thumb tie through a samurai sword. Chun enjoys retirement by constantly learning, exercising, performing magic, traveling, volunteering as a Board of Director for the Hawaii USA Federal Credit Union, and networking with the future generation. Chun learned the Tibetan expression  Tashi delek, similar to Aloha! We invite you all to our magical paradise in Hawaii!
================================================================== by Kelvin Chun This session will focus on utilizing a variety of teaching and learning strategies in integrating across the curriculum utilizing magic and balloons and other activities as the vehicles to support the classroom teachers' program http://www.educationworld.com/a_curr/teacher_feature/teacher_feature079.shtml What does magic have to do with Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math? Everything! Magic tricks aren’t fooling the laws of nature, they’re only fooling our brains. Best of all, they can incorporate everything from surprising chemical reactions, mathematical patterns, and counterintuitive physics to “gimmicked” magician’s props and the psychology of misdirection. http://gettingsmart.com/2014/01/8resourcesteachingstemmagic/ https://stemagicwi.wikispaces.com/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rCTZHTEsOlw http://www.magicismedicine.org/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v0cMptQThB4
Objective: This session will enable teachers to: 1. explore a variety of applications which can be used to help deliver and/or support instruction, 2. design activities which uses magic and balloons and other instructional medium to deliver and/or support instruction. Standards A variety of standards can be applied. Visit the various state standards. Here are teacher resources.
Pick a number between 5 & 15: Pick a number from 1 through 12:
Types of Magic Close  Up Mentalism Parlor Stage Illusion Interactive Foreign
ThinkQuest Magic Tools Engineers' tools: Math, science, and computers. Actors' tools: Dress, play script, and stage props. Chefs' tools: Food, spices, oven, and kitchen utensils Singers' tools: Song and music. Magicians' tools: Cards, Money, Rope, Silk & Handkerchief, Sponge balls, Numbers & Math, etc.
Props (big & small)
Sleight of Hand Magic Rules: Never explain how a trick is done Never explain what you are going to do ahead of time Never repeat a trick for the same spectators Practice each trick before you present it Mathemagic Examples
Mind Reader ... an animal?
Optical Illusions Patterns / Symmetry / Tessellations
Performance: Secret Number 1.Write a 3digit number with all different digits 2.Reverse the digits and subtract the smaller from the larger 3.Reverse the result and add them up 4.Answer should be secret number Tear 3 pieces of paper and draw a circle on the first piece, a square on the 2nd piece, and a triangle on the 3rd piece. Number each piece 1, 2 and 3 respectively by placing the "1" in the circle "2" in the square "3" in the triangle 1) Circle, 2) Square, 3) Triangle Opposite side write : "4" on the back of the circle "5" on back of the square "6" on back of the triangle Arrange the paper with 4, 5, 6 side up ... mix them up to form any 3digit number: 456, 654, 564,645, etc. Take center paper and turn it over ... add up the 3 numbers .... you have come up with a number between 1 & 15
Think of a 2 digit number between 1 & 50 Both digits are odd Both digits are different Sum of digits greater than 9
Performance: FourAce Trick 1.Before trick, put 4 aces in positions 9, 10, 11, and 12 in deck. 2.Have subject pick a number between 10 and 20. 3.Deal that many off the deck. 4.Add digits of that number and put that many back on top of deck. 5.Take top card and set aside. 6.Repeat until you have four cards out of the deck. 7.These four cards will be the aces. Performance: Success 1. Before trick, prepare 4 cards faced up as follows: Card 1(bottom and facing up): Teacher; Card 2: Success; Card 3: Collaboration; Card 4 (top and facing up): Learning. 2. Have subject flip the top "Learning" card. 3. Cut the deck. 4. Flip the top 2 cards. 5. Cut the deck. 6. Turn over all cards. 7. Flip the top 2 cards. 8. Cut the deck. (May repeat steps 7 & 8) 9. Flip the top card. 10. Flip the top 2 cards as one. 11. Flip the top 3 cards as one. 12. You will note that 3 cards are faced one way and only one card is faced the other. Check the other participants, and it should be a "success!"
Performance: A Magician Kelvin Chun: 1.Have someone cut the deck approximately in half. 2.Pick up either half and count the number of cards. 3.Add the digits, and counting from the bottom, go to that card number. Have subject remember the card. 4.Replace that 1/2 deck on top of the other half deck. 5.Spell out A M A G I C I A N K E L V I N C H U N (or any other 19 letter phrase or word) Paper Magic: Take paper and fill in the following letters: Fold in 1/2 Fold in 1/2 again => 2 more times You should have 8 separate rectangles Trim off the edges of folded paper Sort paper with face up and face down letters Choose either one Study letters and try to form a word with all the letters If you can't make up a word, then choose other stack. Secret Word?
Performance: Professor's NightMare Performer shows three separate pieces of rope each of a different size. There is a very short piece, a medium size piece, and a long piece. The performer folds the three pieces and when the ropes are opened out again, all three pieces are seen to be of the same size. A perfect illusion. If required, the ropes can again be restored to their original different sizes and tossed out for examination. Preparing to do Magic Gain Experience: Junior  Adult Data, Information, Performing Arts Books, video, internet, magic store Magician is not only buying of illusions or props Close up builds technical skills Like movie reviews  evaluate shows and review Choose a magician's style you like Gain Knowledge: Friends  Meetings  Clubs  Conventions Practice Performing: For fun: Friends, family, clubs, groups of people, church, talent shows, contests, etc. Paid: Restaurants, Parties, Stage Events, Conventions, etc. Compete: Local junior and senior competitions Regional: PCAM, TAOM, MagiFest, SEAM, Abbots International: Japan Cup / SAM, Hong Kong SAM, Asian, FISM Performing for Contest Must consider visual and audio presentation. Is the props big enough? Shall the audio be music or "talk." Types of Stage: Manipulation, Comedy, Talk, Illusion, Music, Theme Types of CloseUp: Parlor or Micro Consider the judges preference or "people's choice" Is the act original or a repeated trick? Routine type: Cards, birds, cups/balls? Preparing to Travel: Is act portable? 50 lbs limit on 2 luggages If bringing animals, consider quarantine and health certificate from veternarian. If act is a fire act, must get supplies at destination. Audio: Type of medium: Cassette, cd, or minidisc Always bring backup Timelimit: Finish on time. Contest time vary from 710 minutes. Arrive at location early for technical meeting and final rehearsal. Provide time for setup and bring enough supplies to do repeated performances. Consider the order of performance. Don't change routine at last minute. Add variety to magic ... must make sense and not random acts Focus on act Regional magic Don't acknowledge mistakes ... keep going ...ex. Olympic gymnast Always accept critiques with thank you.
Math & Balloons Statistics & Probability Estimate the total number of balloons in bag Estimate the probability of a color Probability = Actual Number / Total Number
Line Segment: Definition? Estimate/Measure: Draw Cut String Unblown balloon Blown balloon Steps: Inflate
Twist Types:
Connect
Pinch
Hook
Fold
Poodle tail
Ear
Create Bubble
Geometry/Art Angles: Acute, Right, Obtuse Shapes Air Pressure: How many bubbles can be twisted ... maximum? Estimate! Create Shapes! Geometric Shapes: Triangle Square Circle Create objects with symmetry. Animal figures Concepts: Estimation, probability, measurement, line segment, angles, surface tension, air pressure, symmetry, patterns, and shapes Skills: Problem Solving Collaboration School to Work Skills: Basic: Communication Read, Write, Math, Listening, and Speaking Thinking: Creative, Decision Making, Problem Solving, etc. Personal Qualities
Supplies Resources: Preparing for Magic Contests by Kelvin Chun This session will focus on utilizing a variety of strategies to preparing for contests. Types of Magic Close  Up Mentalism Parlor Stage Illusion
Foreign
Tools Engineers' tools: Math, science, and computers. Actors' tools: Dress, play script, and stage props. Chefs' tools: Food, spices, oven, and kitchen utensils Singers' tools: Song and music. Magicians' tools: Cards, Money, Rope, Silk & Handkerchief, Sponge balls, Numbers & Math, etc.
Props (big & small)
Sleight of Hand Preparing to do Magic Gain Experience: Junior  Adult Data, Information, Performing Arts Books, video, internet, magic store Magician is not only buying of illusions or props Close up builds technical skills Like movie reviews  evaluate shows and review Choose a magician's style you like Gain Knowledge: Friends  Meetings  Clubs  Conventions Practice Performing: For fun: Friends, family, clubs, groups of people, church, talent shows, contests, etc. Paid: Restaurants, Parties, Stage Events, Conventions, etc. Compete: Local junior and senior competitions Regional: PCAM, TAOM, MagiFest, SEAM, Abbots International: Japan Cup / SAM, Hong Kong SAM, Asian, FISM
Performing for Contest Must consider visual and audio presentation. Original magic? Remember that audience are magicians Is the props big enough? Shall the audio be music or "talk." Types of Stage: Manipulation, Comedy, Talk, Illusion, Music, Theme Types of CloseUp: Parlor or Micro Consider the judges preference or "people's choice" Is the act original or a repeated trick? Routine type: Cards, birds, cups/balls? Preparing to Travel: Is act portable? 50 lbs limit on 2 luggages If bringing animals, consider quarantine and health certificate from veternarian. If act is a fire act, must get supplies at destination. Audio: Type of medium: Cassette, cd, or minidisc Always bring backup Timelimit: Finish on time. Contest time vary from 710 minutes.
Arrive at location early for technical meeting and final rehearsal. PreContest Meeting is essential to review the rules, scoring system, obtain order of performing and other issues. Music & microphones: 2 copies of music on cassette tape or cd with label of full name. Prepare an act sheet: Description of Magic/Effects/ Songs If need microphone, let them know. Lighting:Technical people will be at meeting Judges will be aware of lighting conditions Bring everything you need for act  tables, etc. (Closeup contest provide draped table) Penalties for exceeding time limits: SAM  10 minutes (overtime: 1 pt for 5 seconds) Disqualify after 15 minutes (Closeup judges in 1 room) Prepare to perform multiple times in different rooms
IBM CloseUp Each contestant is allowed two (2) minutes to set up the equipment necessary for their performance. An announcer in each of the Closeup performance rooms will announce only the contestant's name and city of residence. No "buildup" is permitted. This announcement will initiate the beginning of the performance, and the timing of the performance will begin immediately following the introduction of the contestant. The time limit for the performance is eight (8) minutes. Each contestant is allowed one (1) minute to strike (remove equipment) at the completion of their performance. Points will be deducted if the time limit is exceeded.
IBM  Stage: There must be at least three (3) contestants in each category in order for an award to be given in that category.
Pyrotechnic devices: Any fire/smoke devices must be limited. Some places must pay for permit. Lots of waiting time Awards: Regional/National: Trophy /money/ trip Provide time for setup and bring enough supplies to do repeated performances. Consider the order of performance. Don't change routine at last minute. Add variety to magic ... must make sense and not random acts Focus on act Regional magic Don't acknowledge mistakes ... keep going ...ex. Olympic gymnast Always accept critiques with thank you.
SAM Judging: Magical Nature: 0  10 pts. Presentation: 0  10 pts. routining of act and professional manner of its delivery Skill/Technique: 0  10 pts. Level of difficulty Audience Appreciation: 0  10 pts. How entertaining Presence: 0  5 pts. image/charisma projected Originality: 0  5 pts. routining and the effects Award of Honor: Gold: 90% of max score
Magic Presentation MatheMagic Types of Magic Close  Up Mental Parlor Stage Illusion
Tools Engineers' tools: Math, science, and computers. Actors' tools: Dress, play script, and stage props. Chefs' tools: Food, spices, oven, and kitchen utensils Singers' tools: Song and music. Magicians' tools:
Props (big & small) Sleight of Hand Mathemagic Examples
Mathematical Recreations  Advance
Optical Illusions
Magic Squares Scott Kim inversions and puzzles
Magic Eye
by Krystn Palmer (jkplmr@phonetech.com) Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, Michigan Materials Required: Paper and pencil Activity Time: 5  10 minutes Concepts Taught: Subtraction/regrouping
"Math Magic" is a wonderful activity to use with students when you find that you have some time to fill!
Ask students to select a threedigit number. However, stress to students that the first and last digits of the number CANNOT be the same (ex. 121, 474, etc.). Once the students have selected their numbers, have them invert the number. For instance, 123 would become 321. Have students subtract the smaller number from the larger of the two, keeping their answer a "secret" from you.
Next, ask a student to give you either the first or the last digit of their answer. You then "guess" their whole answer! How does it work? The center digit will ALWAYS be "9". The sum of the first and last digits will ALWAYS be "9". So, if a student gives you his first number as "2", you instantly know that the answer is 297!! If, however, a student gives you the last number of their answer and it is "9", then you know that their answer is only 99.
ENJOY! The students love this one, and marvel that their teacher is "psychic"! Once they learn the secret, they love to try it out on all of their family and friends!! Performance: Predicting a Number 1.Write down the year of your birth. 2.Write down the year when something interesting happened and add the two years together. 3.Add to this sum your age this year. 4.Add to this sum the number of years since the interesting event happened. 5.Sum will always be twice the current year.
Performance: The Missing Eight 1.Write down 12345679 2.Ask someone which of the digits in the number s/he likes the least and have the person put an "x" over the digit selected. 3.Ask the person to multiply 12345679 by a number you select. 4.All of the digits in this product will match the number marked with the "x."
Performance: Predicting the Remainder 1.Write a 3digit number 2.Add the 3 digits until you get a single digit. 3.Have volunteer divide the 3digit number by 9 4.Remainder should be number (unless the single digit is 9, remainder is 0)
Performance: Secret Number 1.Write a 3digit number with all different digits 2.Reverse the digits and subtract the smaller from the larger 3.Reverse the result and add them up 4.Answer should be secret number Balloons 1.Probability 2.Angles 3.Air Pressure  How many bubbles can be twisted ... maximum? Estimate! 4.Create Shapes Performance: The Lightning Calculator 1.Choose a volunteer and ask her/him to write down a 5digit number. 2.You write down a number under her/his number. 3.Continue in this manner, alternating numbers, until the column is at least 8 figures long. 4.Have the volunteer find the sum of these numbers. 5.While s/he is summing the column of figures, you write down the sum as fast as you can write the digits. Performance: Foretelling a Sum 1.Choose a volunteer and have her/him write down any two numbers and announce what they are. 2.Have the volunteer find the sum of these two numbers, write it down, and announce the sum. 3.Have the volunteer find the sum of the second and third numbers, write that down, and announce the sum. 4.Give the same instructions for the third and fourth numbers. 5.Instruct the volunteer to continue the pattern until ten numbers are listed. 6.After the seventh number is listed, announce: I predict that the sum of these numbers will be ___. 7.Have the volunteer compute the sum of the ten numbers.
Performance: Foretelling a Sum 1.Write down any 2 numbers. 2.Find the sum of these numbers and write it down. 3.Find the sum of the last two numbers (the second number and the sum) and write it down. 4.Continue adding the last two numbers written until ten numbers are listed. 5.The sum of the ten numbers can be predicted from the seventh number in the list.
Performance: Unveiling Even and Odd 1.The first person chooses either 9 or 10 and multiplies it by 2. 2.The second person takes the other number and multiplies it by 3. 3.They compute the sum of the two products. 4.From this sum, you can determine which person chose 9 and which person chose 10. Performance: Predicting the Hour 1.Have your subject think of any number on the dial of a clock. 2.Tell the person to silently add one to the number s/he selected each time you point to a number on the clock dial, until s/he gets to 20. Have the person announce aloud when s/he reaches 20. 3.Point to 7 randomly selected numbers on the dial, then point to the 12 and continue pointing counterclockwise until 20 is announced. 4.When 20 is announced, you will be pointing to the number the person selected.
Performance: Amazing Prognostication 1.Write a prediction (any number between 1 and 50) on a piece of paper and fold it. 2.Give the paper to someone to hold during the trick. 3.Ask a different person to choose any whole number between 50 and 100 and say it aloud. 4.Ask the person who chose the number to perform the calculations below. a.Add the 2digit number __ to the number chosen. b.Delete the leftmost digit from the sum. c.Add the deleted digit to the remaining number. d.Subtract this result from the number originally chosen and announce the answer. 5.Ask the person holding the folded paper to read your prediction. The two numbers will match.
Performance: Predictable Dice 1.Roll a pair of sixsided dice. 2.Find the following products: (top of DIE #1) X (top of DIE #2) (bottom of DIE #1) x (bottom of DIE #2) (top of DIE # 1) x (bottom of DIE #2) (top of DIE #2) x (bottom of DIE #1) 3.Find the sum of the products. 4.The sum of these four products can be predicted before the dice are rolled.
Performance: Who Is Hiding the Coin? 1.Select a group of 29 people and assign an identification number to each person. 2.When your back is turned, one person in the group hides a coin in her/his left or right hand. Each person in the group should know where the coin is. 3.Randomly choose someone in the group to perform the following calculations: a.Multiply the identify number of the person concealing the coin by 2. b.Add 5 to this number. c.Multiply the result by 5. d.Add 10 to the result. e.Now add 1 if the coin is in the person's right hand or 2 if the coin is in her/his left hand and announce the result.
4.From this result, you identify who is holding the coin and which hand it is in.
Performance: The Marble Transfer 1.Person A takes a handful of marbles from a bowl and counts them. 2.Person B takes 3 times as many marbles as A took. 3.Person A gives 5 marbles to person B. 4.Person B gives back to person A 3 times as many marbles as A is now holding. 5.At this point, you can predict the number of marbles Person B is holding. 6.When you know how many marbles person A has now, you can determine how many marbles both A and B originally took.
Performance: The Money Mystery 1.Imagine a sum of money less than ten dollars. 2.Transpose the digits. 3.Take the difference between these two amounts. 4.Transpose the digits in the difference. 5.Add this transposition to the difference. 6.You can predict the final answer.
Performance: Permutation Prediction 1.Choose any number consisting of three consecutive ascending digits. 2.Determine all permutations (possible arrangements) of these digits and list these six threedigit numbers. 3.Compute the sum of these numbers and divide the sum by 6. 4.From the quotient, the original number can be predicted.
Performance: Magical Number Nine Variation 1 1.Select a threedigit number in which none of the three digits is the same. 2.Form another threedigit number by rearranging the original digits. 3.Now subtract the two threedigit numbers and add the digits in this difference. 4.From the first (or last) digit in the sum, you can tell the other digit. Variation 2 1.Select a threedigit number in which none of the three digits is the same. 2.Form another threedigit number by rearranging the original digits. 3.Now subtract the two threedigit numbers and add the digits in this difference. 4.If the sum is not one digit, continue adding the digits in the result until you reach a one digit number. You can predict this digit.
Performance: The Missing Digit 1.Choose a fourdigit number and compute the sum of its digits. 2.Cross out any one of the digits in the original number, and write the remaining three digits as a threedigit number. 3.From this threedigit number, subtract the sum of the digits previously computed. 4.Sum the digits in this difference. 5.From this result, you can tell the digit that was crossed out in the original number.
Performance: A Permutation Trick 1.Take 3 blank cards and write any single digit on the first card, any single digit on the second card (please do not make both digits zeros), and a decimal point on the third card. 2.Without revealing the numbers chosen, find all possible decimal numbers that can be formed by rearranging the three cards. There should be six. 3.Sum the six numbers. 4.Multiply this sum by 100. 5.Divide this result by 11. 6.Divide this result by 3. 7.Finally, divide this result by the sum of the two digits that were first selected. 8.You can predict the answer.
Performance: The Reappearing Number 1.Write down any twodigit prime number greater than 13. 2.Attach a zero to this number and form a sixdigit number by repeating these three digits. 3.Pass the paper to 5 other people. Have each of them do successive divisions by the primes: 2, 5, 7, 11, and 13. The first person divides the sixdigit number by 2, the second person divides the resulting quotient by 5, the third person divides the second quotient by 7, and so on. In all the divisions, the remainders are zeros. When the final division is completed, the last quotient is written on the paper and passed back to the person who thought of the number. 4.When you get the paper back, you will recognize the twodigit prime number on the paper. Performance: Permutation Prediction 1.Think of a number. 2.Perform the computations: a.Multiply the number by 2. b.Add 6 to the product. c.Add this result to the square of the original number. d.Subtract 5 from this sum. e.Take the square root of the difference. 3.Predict the original number selected.
Performance: Divining from a Table 1.Have someone think of a number from 1 to 60. 2.Give them the six cards. Card 1: 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19, 21, 23, 25, 27, 29, 31, 33, 35, 37, 39, 41, 43, 45, 47, 49, 51, 53, 55, 57, 59 Card 2: 4, 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30, 31, 36, 37, 38, 39, 44, 45, 46, 47, 52, 53, 54, 55, 60, 13 Card 3:8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 13 Card 4:2, 3, 6, 7, 10, 11, 14, 15, 18, 19, 22, 23, 26, 27, 30, 31, 34, 35, 38, 39, 42, 43, 46, 47, 50, 51, 54, 55, 58, 59 Card 5:16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 30, 60 Card 6:32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 41 3.Ask for all the cards containing her/his number. 4.From the cards returned to you, you can predict her/his number. Performance: The Domino Chain 1.Mix the 28piece set of dominoes and place them face up on a table. 2.Ask your subject to form a single chain using all the dominoes and matching them end to end as in normal play. 3.You can predict the beginning and ending numbers in the domino chain.
Performance: Sum Fun 1.Number 6 slips of paper from 1 to 6. 2.Arrange your pieces of paper like this: 3 1 2 4 6 5
Add pieces of paper which are adjacent to each other: Solution: 4, 3, 10, 11, 7, 7, 7
3.Rearrange your slips of paper until all the answers are different from each other 7 different answers. Record your arrangement.
4.Rearrange your slips of paper so that you have only 3 different answers.
Performance: Was It a Rat I Saw (Palindrome) 1.Definition: reads the same from left to right and from right to left. 2.Examples: MOM, RADAR, ABBA, 747, 222, 54145, REDIVIDER 3.You can create your own Type I (1 addition step) or Type 2 (2 addition step) as follows:
Reverse digits and add: Type 1: 43 + 34 = 77 Type 2: 85 + 58 = 143 +341  484 Show that 153 is Type 2 and 79 is Type 6. Try 24 steps for 98 to get 8813200023188
Performance: 6174 1.Take any 4digit number as long as the 4 digits are not all the same. 2.Using these 4 digits, make as big a number as possible. 3.Using these same 4 digits, make as small a number as possible. 4.Subtract the answer to step 3 from the answer to step 2. 5.Repeat steps 24 till you get the answer 6174. (Try 3 digits and see!) Performance: Mental Math 1.Multiply by 11: 352458 111111  385 264638 (8 = 3 + 5)(6 = 2+4)?
Performance: 7/11 1.Write a number < 10 2.Write another number < 10 3.Add the first 2 numbers 4.Add the second and third numbers 5.Add the 3rd and 4th numbers 6.Continue this pattern until there are 10 numbers in the column. 7.Add up all numbers (Short cut: Multiply the 7th number by 11) Ex. 7, 2, 9, 11, 20, 31, 51, 82, 133, 215 = 561 (51 x 11 = 561) Performance: Predicting the Remainder 1.Write a 3digit number 2.Add the 3 digits until you get a single digit. 3.Have volunteer divide the 3digit number by 9 4.Remainder should be 7 (unless the single digit is 9, remainder is 0)
Performance: Divining a Number 1.Write a number between 1 and 10 inclusive 2.Multiply by 3 3.Divide bye 2 4.If you note that a fraction remains, key 1 5.Multiply by 3 again, and divide by 2 6.If a fraction, key 2 7.Add 2 8.Subtract 11 9.If a subject cannot do that without getting a negative number, add key numbers and that's the number they had. 10.If subject can do it, key 4 11.Add 5 12.Subtract 14 13.If cannot without negative number, add key numbers to get their number. If can, total key numbers and add another 4.
Performance:Which Hand 1.Tell subject to put a dime in one hand, and a penny in the other without you seeing which is which. 2.Tell subject to multiply the value of the coin in the right hand by any even number you pick. 3.Tell subject to multiply the value of the coin in the left hand by any odd number you pick. 4.Add the results and have them tell you if their sum is even or odd. 5.If even, penny is in the right hand and the dime in the left. If odd, dime is in the right hand and the penny in the left.
Performance: Tapping the Hours: 1.Have the subject think of any number on the watch dial. 2.Tell them to start with their number and count to 20 as you tap. When they reach twenty, they should say stop. 3.Tap 8 random numbers, 9th tap should be on 12 and then continue until they say stop going counterclockwise on consecutive numbers. 4.When they say stop, it will be on their number.
Performance: Predicting a Number 1.Write down the year of your birth. 2.Write down the year when something interesting happened and add the two years together. 3.Add to this sum your age this year. 4.Add to this sum the number of years since the interesting event happened. 5.Sum will always be twice the current year.
Performance: Guessing the Total: 1.Have subject roll three dice. They should add the faces that are up. 2.Have them select on the die and add the number on the bottom face. 3.Roll that die again and add the new "up" face to the total 4.Make sure they leave dice as they now are and you can tell them their total by adding the faces showing up plus 7.
Performance: Royal Pairs: 1.Before trick, remove kings and queens from deck. Separate kings into 1 pile and queens into another, but in the same suit order. Place one on top of the other. 2.Allow someone to cut as many times as they want. 3.Split into two piles, 4 cards each, without disturbing the order. 4.Top of each deck will be a pair.
Performance: FourAce Trick 1.Before trick, put 4 aces in positions 9, 10, 11, and 12 in deck. 2.Have subject pick a number between 10 and 20. 3.Deal that many off the deck. 4.Add digits of that number and put that many back on top of deck. 5.Take top card and set aside. 6.Repeat until you have four cards out of the deck. 7.These four cards will be the aces.
Performance: The Magic of Manhattan: 1.Have someone cut the deck approximately in half. 2.Pick up either half and count the number of cards. 3.Add the digits, and counting from the bottom, go to that card number. Have subject remember the card. 4.Replace that 1/2 deck on top of the other half deck. 5.Spell out T H E M A G I C O F M A N H A T T A N (or any other 19 letter phrase or word) 6.Spelling ends on selected card.
K. Chun Effect: Teacher shows three separate pieces of rope each of a different size. There is a short piece, a medium size piece, and a long piece. The teacher folds the three pieces and when the ropes are opened out again, all three pieces are seen to be of the same size. Modification: Have students measure and cut the ropes and the rest of the class estimate the length. Performance: Hold the three ropes in your left hand as illustrated in figure 1. The shortest rope is to the left towards the joint of the thumb, then the medium size rope and finally the long rope.
Grip the hanging end of the shortest rope with your right hand from behind the other two ropes and bring it to the top placing it to the extreme right of the three ends besides the original short end as in figure 2. Take the hanging end of the middle sized rope and place it to the right of the four ends in your hand. Finally take the hanging end of the longest rope and place it to the extreme right. The position at this stage is as in figure 3. Your extended fingers cover the fold of the shortest rope from the students' view. Separate the three ends to your right and pull out the ropes. Let them hang down. All three ropes appear to be of the same size.
Performance: Professor's NightMare Performer shows three separate pieces of rope each of a different size. There is a very short piece, a medium size piece, and a long piece. The performer folds the three pieces and when the ropes are opened out again, all three pieces are seen to be of the same size. A perfect illusion. If required, the ropes can again be restored to their original different sizes and tossed out for examination.
Preparation: Cut ropes / string as follows: 1/2 of small + 1/2 of long = 1 medium
Max Maven Notes: 3Paper Experiment Tear 3 pieces of paper and draw:
1) Circle, 2) Square, 3) Triangle Write the "1" in the circle "2" in the square "3" in the triangle
Opposite side write : "4" on the back of the circle "5" on back of the square "6" on back of the triangle
place paper with 4,5, 6 side up ... mix them up to form any 3digit number: 456, 654, 564,645, etc. Take center paper and
turn it over ...
add up the 3 numbers .... you have come up with a number between 1 & 15
.... solution: 12 Astrology ...
a, b, c, d ................... 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 think of a number from 10 to 20 ... place your finger on a  1, b 2, c 3, d4, 105, 116, ... till you come to your thought out number ....ex. 11 .... 12 7, 18, 29, 310,411... now you count your number again, but in the opposite direction ... counter clockwise ... start your count with the circle you finished on ... starting with 1 ... ex. 41, 32, 23, 14, 125, 116, 107, 98, 89, 710, 611 now you have come o a sign .... which is the number 6 ......
Folded paper ... Take a paper and fold in 1/2, fold in 1/2 2 more time ... into 8 separate rectangles ... unfold the paper and fill information with: upper left corner A ... B ... C .... D H ... G ... F ... E
Take your paper and fold in any manner ... along long axis, or fold paper in on self ... fold in or outward to a single unit ... take your scissors and trim off the edges of folded paper ... you will come out with separate rectangles ... sort paper with face up and face down letters .... and choose either one ... study letters and try to form a word with all the letters ... if you can't make up a word, then choose other stack ... you got a word .... CAGE
interactive symbols ...matrix arrow square cross circle heart star rectangle triangle diamond place your finger on any design and spell out the design ...move finger from space to space for each letter .. .you can move left/right, up and down ... not diagonally ... once a space is gone, you can't move there ... now that you have finished spelling, you're not on the rectangle ... it's gone, you can't go there anymore arrow square cross circle heart star triangle diamond move 5 times ... you're not on circle arrow square cross heart star triangle diamond move 2 times ... you're not on triangle arrow square cross heart star diamond move 3 times ... take away arrow & diamond ... square cross heart star move 3 times ... take away square cross heart star
move 1 time ... get rid of heart & cross ...
star
you are the star!
Cards ... 1) deal 2 stacks of 5 cards each ... left/right ... look at card on top of left pile ... remember it pick up right stack, and option ... you can deal cards away to deck that was placed on side ... you can determine to get rid of 14 cards ... the remaining card goes on top the left stack and buries it away .... your card is in the middle somewhere .... pick up pile and turn face up, mix the cards as follows ... deal the top card to table, then the next card under the stack ... down and under till you run out of cards ... now the pile is mixed ... take the pile and face down on table and remove the top card ... face down ... say the card you remember out loud ... not that one ... second card ... nope ... third card ... ah ... yes ... that's it !
2) Shuffle cards ... cut into 3 piles/ approx. equal ... choose only 1 pile and put the others away ... should have between 1020 cards ... count them ... now the number is random .... add the 2 digits together .... whatever the total, deal that many cards to discard ... hold the cards and deal down for 2 groups ... you can put 1 to right and left or 2/2, or 3/3, or 4/4 ... you now have 1 pile to left, 1 on right and maybe some in hand ... take either of 2 piles and discard ... look at bottom card of pile ... that's yours ... take the pile and place on left hand ... I'll find your card by spelling Max Maven or counting 8 ... and put the cards to the bottom of the packet .... the top card is yours!
3) 4 cards ... each suit ... take out any of each .... S, H, D, C Take spade and face up ... on it the heart, club, then diamond ... pick up 4 cards and place face up ... turn over diamond ... cut the packet ... transfer from top to bottom, take top 2 cards and turn over as one, cut the cards any way, turn the entire packet over and repeat procedure... take top 2 cards and turn over as one, cut the cards any way option ... you can do this again or not do it ... take top single card and turn over .. take top 2 cards and turn over as one, take top 3 cards and turn over as one, turn over entire packet ..... at this point, all mixed ... nevertheless, it could have a lot of combinations, but only 1 is reverse ... spread out packet .... solution: heart!
Card Trick Notes: Performance: Royal Pairs:
1.Before trick, remove kings and queens from deck. Separate kings into 1 pile and queens into another, but in the same suit order. Place one on top of the other. 2.Allow someone to cut as many times as they want. 3.Split into two piles, 4 cards each, without disturbing the order. 4.Top of each deck will be a pair.
Performance: FourAce Trick
1.Before trick, put 4 aces in positions 9, 10, 11, and 12 in deck. 2.Have subject pick a number between 10 and 20. 3.Deal that many off the deck. 4.Add digits of that number and put that many back on top of deck. 5.Take top card and set aside. 6.Repeat until you have four cards out of the deck. 7.These four cards will be the aces.
Performance: The Surprise In Hawaii:
1.Have someone cut the deck approximately in half. 2.Pick up either half and count the number of cards. 3.Add the digits, and counting from the bottom, go to that card number. Have subject remember the card. 4.Replace that 1/2 deck on top of the other half deck. 5.Spell out T H E S U R P R I S E I N H A W A I I (or any other 19 letter phrase or word) 6.Spelling ends on selected card.
