Based on Prof Chris Budd's travelling show, this programme features a live performance in front of a Year 10 audience at a comprehensive school. The audience are invited to interact with the show, both as 'members of the audience' assisting in the tricks, and by means of worksheets in groups of 4.
The magic tricks include a pack of cards that can spell, a mind-reading trick that exercises the audience's arithmetic skills, and a classic 'card choice' trick. The video includes computer graphics to explain how to perform each trick, as well as a mathematical explanation of how they work.
There is an introduction for teachers at the beginning of the tape, setting the scene and previewing the programme.
To order copies of the tapes press on the button to visit the University of Bath's site (opens new window).