Murderous Maths Kjartan Poskitt's Fun Maths Videos

Here are some of the videos made by Murderous Maths author Kjartan Poskitt during the 2020 CORVID-19 lockdown.

The Six Card Counting Trick

A simple trick for all ages.
Can you work out what order the six numbered cards should be in, and then perform the trick yourself?

The Pennies That Reach Higher Than The Sun!

Do you like big numbers? Seriously big numbers?
Start by putting one penny on the first square of a chess board. Put two pennies on the next square, four on the next and eight on the next and so on. Keep doubling the number of pennies, until you get to the 64th square...
This video is based on the introduction to The Most Epic Book of Maths Ever

One-Sided Paper!

Turn your mind inside out with some very peculiar Mobius Strips! There's even a teaser at the end, but can you see the answer or will you have to make one and try it yourself?

The Predictor Cards

A simple trick for all ages, as performed by Kjartan onstage over 2,000 times!
For more details and a printout to make go to The Predictor Cards

The Dice Game

A quick and fun game for two or more people using dice or even cards. The winner will be the person who knows the times tables best. You could even challenge a roomful of people to play - just like a game show!

How To Make Flexagons

Kjartan introduces some of his magical stage flexagons including The Witches Purse, then shows how you can make your own from a plain strip of paper. For even more fun there's the webpage with a free book and cut-outs to download.

The 22 Trick

An amazing prediction trick which uses three numbers picked at random by a volunteer. And although you don't need it - there is a full explanation of how it works.

The Times Table Videos

Download and print out your own Times Table Grid.
Patterns and Tricks show a wide range of different facts and activites based on the tables, ideal for number fun at home or in the classroom.

Times Tables Patterns

A tiny scrap of paper only has two numbers on it, but that gives you enough clues to create a completely massive times tables grid!

The secret is in the unexpected patterns that link all the numbers together.

The Tricks of the Times Tables

A mixture of unexpected little sums, help with learning the tables and an amazing method of working out some of the bigger sums just using your fingers.

::::::::: Unexpected sums, odd little number facts, finger multiplication ... and see if you get caught out by an unexpected animal! A fun video to help students, homeschoolers and teachers to get to grips with the Times Tables. :::::::::

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