The Magical Way to Learn Mathematics

27 Cards: What's in the Middle?

Grade level: 3-8
Difficulty level: Easy

  • 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 shows that the volunteer's card is in the middle of the stack.

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