Presentation Title

Sharing the Intrigue of Math Magic

Advisor Information

Michael Matthews

Location

MBSC Ballroom - Poster #705 - U

Presentation Type

Poster

Start Date

4-3-2022 12:30 PM

End Date

4-3-2022 1:45 PM

Abstract

Engaging in mathematics has been a struggle, both in the classroom and in the community. Building a love for math takes time, and many students cite that it is too complicated or boring to find interesting; however, by using recreational maths topics, we are able to show how rethinking mathematically can also be fun. Math Magic is a collection of magic tricks based on mathematical concepts. Too often, mathematical concepts are shown to be worthwhile only through other subjects, such as Science. This approach neglects to show how mathematical reasoning can be fun by itself as well as through application. In this poster presentation, we will demonstrate how Math Magic can be used as a tool for educators to use in the classroom to increase student engagement and share how they might implement Math Magic in their own setting. Math Magic offers a low-cost, easily accessible math learning task for educators and students to engage in at home with their families and at school. The implications for Math Magic regard topics such as community engagement, student achievement, and critical thinking and problem-solving.

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Mar 4th, 12:30 PM Mar 4th, 1:45 PM

Sharing the Intrigue of Math Magic

MBSC Ballroom - Poster #705 - U

Engaging in mathematics has been a struggle, both in the classroom and in the community. Building a love for math takes time, and many students cite that it is too complicated or boring to find interesting; however, by using recreational maths topics, we are able to show how rethinking mathematically can also be fun. Math Magic is a collection of magic tricks based on mathematical concepts. Too often, mathematical concepts are shown to be worthwhile only through other subjects, such as Science. This approach neglects to show how mathematical reasoning can be fun by itself as well as through application. In this poster presentation, we will demonstrate how Math Magic can be used as a tool for educators to use in the classroom to increase student engagement and share how they might implement Math Magic in their own setting. Math Magic offers a low-cost, easily accessible math learning task for educators and students to engage in at home with their families and at school. The implications for Math Magic regard topics such as community engagement, student achievement, and critical thinking and problem-solving.