Maths is about manipulating numbers and looking for patterns in those numbers. Adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing are the building blocks of basic maths. We need these skills every day, just like reading and writing. Many of the most powerful magical effects performed today have a mathematical basis. Mathematics is the language we use to describe the world around us - its the basis of all the sciences. Magic Numbers will show you a bit Numbers to impress and entertain you and your friends. But it will not explain the mathematics behind the tricks, you need to use your mathematics and imaginative to work it out. Be creative, come up with your own way. Thinking creatively about new ways to solve problems is one of the key skills of a good mathematician and one of the useful employment skills you get from being good at mathematics. As we will see, many famous mathematicians were also magicians. Its not a coincidence - they enjoyed their maths, and also enjoyed using it to entertain. And now you can too. As you start to work your way though Magic Numbers, you will find magic that uses a range of mathematical ideas that you may already have come across, from simple addition and subtraction, multiply and division, to prime numbers, algebra. I hope that this app shows that all of maths can be exciting, magical and useful. So have some serious fun, learn, practice, create and above all entertain.