Posts Tagged ‘10 Math Mentalist tricks’

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Trick 6: Freaky Math Medium

May 27, 2018

Write the word carrot inside your math text book. Do not show students.

When Mathspig was a mathspiglet we used to play this trick. It doesn’t work on everyone, but it works  often enough.

Ask a student to say 15 times 15 fifteen times.

Then ask them to name a vegetable. Students say carrot 90% (I’m guessing) of the time.

To make this trick more dramatic send 10 students out of the class before you begin and tell the other half what you are about to do. Students return one at a time. How often do they say ‘carrot’? What % of students say carrot? 

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Trick 6: Freaky Math Medium

November 30, 2012

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Freaky Math Medium

Requirements: Smart Board/ Data Projector

 

Write the word carrot inside your math text book. Do not show students.

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Alternative trick:

When Mathspig was a mathspiglet we used to paly a similar trick. this doesn’t work on everyone, but it works many often enough.

Ask a student to say 15 times 15 fifteen times.

Then ask them to name a vegetable. Same Deal. Students say carrot 90% (I’m guessing) of the time.