The Australian Magician’s Dream Activity

Do a magic trick where your predict a chosen card, introducing both search algorithms and computational thinking.

Challenge the audience to work out how the trick is done, teach them to do the trick and use it to explain computational thinking.

Learn about:

  • algorithms
  • computational thinking
  • abstraction
  • logical reasoning
  • computational modelling
  • searching.


See our Australian Magician’s Dream video playlist on our YouTube channel.

This session comes with linked activity sheets and ‘story’ write-ups that you can download:

This activity can be used alone but also naturally combines with the Punch Card Searching Activity.

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