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SelfWorking Number Magic: 101 Foolproof Tricks
SelfWorking Number Magic, one of many books on magic by Fulves, is a lot of fun! The instructions for each trick are clear, easy to follow, and include suggestions on how to perform the trick with style. Many of the tricks themselves rely on cleverly disguised arithmetic, such as surprising factors of large numbers, and Fulves credits Martin Gardner as a major contributor.
I enjoyed figuring out why each trick works. But this isn't really a math book. As he warns in the introduction, Fulves only discusses the mathematics behind the tricks when it is particularly simple, so I did have to work out the background mathematics for myself. Although I enjoyed reading and working through this book, I would look elsewhere if I was primarily interested in the mathematics behind number magic.
Megan Patnott is an Assistant Professor of Mathematics at Regis University in Denver, CO. Her training is in algebraic geometry and commutative algebra.
AMAZING NUMBER MAGIC 

1 
The Nine Mystery 

2 
Computer Dating 

3 
Resistible Rithmetic 

4 
Step Right Up 

5 
DollarBill Poker 

6 
Familiar Spirit 

7 
A 5¢ Computer 

8 
Mark of the Beast 

9 
Think of a Number 

10 
Lightning Strikes Thrice 

11 
Blue Lightning 

DEVILISH DATES 

12 
Guess Your Age? 

13 
FourthDimensional Dates 

14 
Mysterious Math 

15 
Astrology Cards 

16 
Neale's Number 

17 
Stunumbers 

LIGHTNING CALCULATORS 

18 
Linear A 

19 
Slippery Sevens 

20 
Alberti's Game 

21 
The Fifth Power 

22 
Playing the Market 

23 
Tricky Total 

24 
Mathematically Inclined 

25 
Fake Arithmetic 

26 
Ultraffinity 

27 
Dollars and Dice 

MAGIC WITH NUMBERS 

28 
Mental Amazement 

29 
LockedRoom Mystery 

30 
The Two Guns 

31 
Prime Choice 

32 
Lucky 13 

33 
Future Thought 

34 
The Decoder Card Trick 

MAGIC SQUARES 

35 
The Marrakech Game 

36 
The Broken Square 

37 
Swindle Square 

38 
AntiMagic Square 

39 
Curious Magic 

40 
Add and Subtract 

41 
The Paradox 

42 
The Automatic Magic Square 

THE CLASSICS 

43 
The Root of the Problem 

44 
Haunted Hotel 

45 
Arithmetrick 

46 
Contrary Clock 

47 
Mountain Time 

48 
Significant Digits 

49 
Unwritten Rule 

50 
Unequals 

51 
What's Next? 

52 
Cryptarithms 

53 
Eve Did Talk 

54 
Orderly Transition 

55 
Naming Numbers 

56 
Zebra Algebra 

57 
Fidget Digits 

58 
Strange Symbols 

59 
Catch Questions 

60 
Scrambled States 

61 
Puzzle Parts 

62 
Six Quik 

63 
Who Pays? 

64 
The Monkey and the Coconuts 



"Answers to "The Classics" 

CALENDAR CONJURING 

65 
What a Week! 

66 
Best Daze 

67 
Four of a Mind 

68 
Day Five 

69 
The Square Week 

70 
Cross Out 

71 
Second Saturday 

72 
Date Sense 

73 
Crazy Calendar 

GAMES AND BETS 

74 
Mexican Bingo 

75 
A Dollar You Can't 

76 
A Dollar I Can 

77 
The Fortune 100 

78 
Bamboozled 

79 
Rapid Boxscores 

80 
Portable Poker 

81 
The Game of 21 

82 
Telefooled 

83 
LicensePlate Showdown 

84 
Auto Suggestion 

GIANT MEMORY 

85 
The Master Memory System 

86 
Instant Memory 

87 
Double Master 

88 
Serial Secret 

89 
Mind Erasing 

90 
Pseudo Memory 

91 
Memorease 

92 
The Ultra Mind 

93 
Digit Memory 

MORE NUMBER MAGIC 

94 
Sum Fantastic 

95 
Psychic Card Reading 

96 
Devil's Dial 

97 
What's My Line? 

98 
Transcendental Book Test 

PREDICTING THE FUTURE 

99 
Super Prophet 

100 
Astro Thought 

101 
The MillionDollar Prediction 
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