Teaching the ternary base using a card trick

Saha, Suhas (2017) Teaching the ternary base using a card trick. At Right Angles, 6 (2). pp. 22-29. ISSN 2582-1873

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Abstract

Magic has the ability to grab the attention of adults and children alike, whether it is a traditional trick of pulling rabbits out of a hat or a more sophisticated mind-reading card trick. We started a project at our school to excite children about mathematics using card tricks. We were pleasantly surprised to see such a positive response from children across grades. In the following article, we describe how we used the 27-card trick to introduce ternary bases to students in Grade 9.

Item Type: Articles in APF Magazines
Authors: Saha, Suhas
Document Language:
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English
Uncontrolled Keywords: 27-card trick, Ternary base, Magic, Ceiling function
Subjects: Natural Sciences
Natural Sciences > Mathematics
Divisions: Azim Premji University > University Publications > At Right Angles
Full Text Status: Public
URI: http://publications.azimpremjifoundation.org/id/eprint/1298
Publisher URL: http://apfstatic.s3.ap-south-1.amazonaws.com/s3fs-...

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