Professor Picanumba has dozens of surefire tricks up his sleeve. Using a deck of cards, dice, calculator, pencil, and paper, he'll show junior mathemagicians how to predict the answers to 88 word and number challenges that will amaze friends and family. Includes solutions, plus 64 fun illustrations.
Martin Gardner is the author of more than seventy books, including Fads and Fallacies in the Name of Science, The Annotated Alice, The Annotated Hunting of the Snark, and The Colossal Book of Mathematics. He lives in Norman, Oklahoma.
The Tests Wonderland Spell A Mysterious Matrix Cards that Shake Dice Try This on a Dollar Bill The Magic of 8 Around the Square Nation, Animals, Fruit The Red and the Black The Exact Word A Two-dice Test A Curious Count A Rotating Matrix Catch the Bill Five in a Row Reverse, Subtract, Add A Geometry Test Monkey Business Face-Up Cards What's on the Paper? Count the Clips Number, Flower, Color In Praise of Red Three Heaps Fold and Trim Number Names A Test with Two Dice Think-a-Letter Turn Two and Cut The Rotated Die An ABCABC Number A Domino chain The GRY Test Whisk the Dime Beast, City, Vegetable A Test with Your Age A Surprising Sum Around the Solar System Think-a-Digit A Remarkable Number Heads or Tails? Drop the Coin At the Apex A Calculator Test A Peculiar Series Rotating Spoon Another Calculator Test Four Queens A Four-Dice Test A Test with 66, 246, 913, 587 Funny Fractions Topsy Turvy Fun A Trick with Three Dice Four Kings Pairing Cards Where's the Dime? What's the Word? Three Surprises Another Calculator Surprise A Surprising Fraction Where's the Ace? A Letter in Washington Four File Cards The Missing 8 An 8-Card Test An Unexpected Number Five Coins The Stubborn Rubber Band The Rotating Tubes A Three-Dice Stack One, Two, Three Test of finger Strength A 3 by 4 Test The Curious Q The Four Knights Around the Circle Deal and Switch Insect, Animal, Bird The Six Glasses End of a Chain A Yardstick Prediction In Praise of Blue Odd or Even? Row of Nine Nine-Card Spell Lincoln Up or Down? A Royal Finish Twinkle, Twinkle The Professor Predicts Epilogue About the Author Index
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