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Scott Cram Inner circle 2677 Posts 
Although it's not technically magic, demostrations of nontransitive dice and nontransitive coin flips would be an eyepopper.


maposner New user 1 Post 
Yes, Out of This World is a great trick! For those who don't know it, in short, the students/victims guess the color of 20 or so cards, and, in the end get each one right. I use it frequently in my classroom. I also use a modification (shown to me by Larry A. Smith), where they get one wrong, allowing the use of a binomial formula rather than simple independence calculations. I presented on this at the US Conference on Teaching Statistics in 2007 and was invited back to present it in 2009. Some details on the statistics behind it can be found on my website at http://www07.homepage.villanova.edu/mich......tics.pdf The students really do appreciate the trick and I refer to it often when talking about hypothesis testing. You can find a version of it at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KCWxSDeGR1I (Thanks to Larry Lesser for the Youtube link  my shtick is slightly different, but the crux of the trick is the same).


insight Inner circle 3095 Posts 
This paper is a great read.
Regards, Mike 

R.E. Byrnes Inner circle 1206 Posts 
"That seems so much better than to use magic in religion class."
both magic and religion are fake; seems like a good match 

S2000magician Inner circle Yorba Linda, CA 3465 Posts 
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On 20110319 15:54, R.E. Byrnes wrote: Except, of course, when (at least) one of them isn't. 

S2000magician Inner circle Yorba Linda, CA 3465 Posts 
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On 20100226 13:10, Scott Cram wrote: I love these! 

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