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Arthur Benjamin: A performance of "Mathemagic" - Video

Added: 28 Jul 2016 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Audio / Video

In a lively show, mathemagician Arthur Benjamin races a team of calculators to figure out 3-digit squares, solves another massive mental equation and guesses a few birthdays. How does he do it?
See related video on more patterns in maths!

How it maps to the curriculum


Strand: 1. Unifying

Strand unit: 4. Problem Solving

Suggestions for use: Use the video when explaining squares to first year students. Students should check Arthur's answers using their calculators as a way to practice finding squares of numbers on a calculator.

Key Skills:

  • Managing Information and Thinking

Meta information

  • Asset type: Video
  • Language: English
  • Rights: All rights reserved
  • Cost: No

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