Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publication Date

7-2017

Publication Title

Proceedings of 22nd Annual Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education

Publisher Name

Association for Computing Machinery

Abstract

Magic tricks based on computer science concepts help grab student attention and can motivate them to delve more deeply. Error detection ideas long used by computer scientists provide a rich basis for working magic; probably the most well known trick of this type is one included in the CS Unplugged activities. This paper shows that much more powerful variations of the trick can be performed, some in an unplugged environment and some with computer assistance. Some of the tricks also show off additional concepts in computer science and discrete mathematics.

Comments

Author Posting © Association for Computing Machinery, 2017. This is the author's version of the work, and is posted here by permission of the Association for Computing Machinery for personal use, not for redistribution. The article was published in Proceedings of 22nd Annual Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education, 2017, http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/3059009.3059034

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