Last March, on Pi Day (March 14, 2015), I put together a mathematical magic show for the Pi Day festivities at our local library, compiling various tricks that I teach to our future secondary teachers. I thought that this might be of general interest, and so I’ll present these tricks as well as the explanations for these tricks in this series.

Before showing my own tricks, however, I have to pay homage to Arthur Benjamin, who is a Professor of Mathematics at Harvey Mudd College who’s also made a second career doing mathematical magic shows. See his Amazon page for the books that he’s published and his webpage at Harvey Mudd.

I'm a Professor of Mathematics and a University Distinguished Teaching Professor at the University of North Texas. For eight years, I was co-director of Teach North Texas, UNT's program for preparing secondary teachers of mathematics and science.
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