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Math Encounters – Mathematical Magic: The Two-Way Street Between Math and Illusion

January 23rd, 2017 by Math Tricks | No Comments | Filed in Math Magic

There’s math behind the magic! MIT professor Erik Demaine takes us down a mathematical path that leads us to magic, then heads back the other way to show how analyzing a magic trick can lead to some fun and challenging mathematics. His bag of tricks will include cards, coins, rope, paper folding, and even juggling as he shows us the hidden math within the magic.
Published by the National Museum of Mathematics.  Rather lengthy, but fun to watch: