The Magic of Computer Science

The Magic of Computer Science is a glossy booklet from the cs4fn team that uses magic tricks to explain and inspire about computing concepts and the maths behind them. It was written by Peter McOwan and Paul Curzon of Queen Mary University of London.

  • Learn about algorithms, testing and the advantages of mathematical proof, algebra, invariants, odds, evens and parity;  mathematicicians and computer scientists who were also magicians; and even the  maths behind x-ray tomography machines.
  • Several of our tricks are demonstrated as part of our CPD workshops for teachers
  • Download the magic based classroom activity sheets

More of our resources, including linked classroom activities can be found in our resources section.

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