An Astounding April Film Festival!

Today the Film Festival screened two amazing videos all about math! The boys were absolutely astounded by the first video, a TED talk from Arthur Benjamin. This man can do mental calculations in the blink of an eye – even faster than a calculator!

The second video showed a real-life application of math: card tricks! Instead of a discussion, Ms. Murphy (who apparently lay awake all night after watching the video, thinking about how it works) demonstrated the trick again for the boys so that they can try it out themselves.

card tricks 1

 

card tricks 2

If you missed the film festival, or if you attended and would like to try some card tricks out for yourself, you can download a guidebook from Mathematical Magic from this link.

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