21 Cards

There are hundreds of magic tricks that use playing cards, but many of them are not appropriate for the classroom.

This is a trick that I used to perform in my English classes to revise vocabulary, but I stopped using it because it uses a gimmicked deck of cards so it doesn’t really give the teacher a lot of opportunities to engage with the students. Still, since it’s one of my more spectacular tricks, and since it uses a completely different concept from those that we have seen in this course, I’ve decided to include it… who knows, maybe YOU can think of a way to make it more appropriate from a didactic point of view.

Demonstration & Explanation

Think-a-bit tip: I do not have a think-a-bit tip for this trick… maybe you can think of a way to get more out of this trick from a didactic point of view.


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