The Magical Way to Learn Mathematics

27 Cards: Let Me Find It!

Grade level: 4-8
Difficulty level: Medium

  • A volunteer picks a card from a stack of 27 cards, shows it to the audience, and puts it in a random spot in the stack.
  • The magician puts all the cards one at a time face up into three piles, asks the audience to point to the pile that contains the volunteer's card, and restacks them into a single stack.
  • The previous step is repeated two more times.
  • The magician looks through the stack and quickly finds the volunteer's card.

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