Program Summary: In this program Craig uses magic as a starting point to explore math concepts and problem solving tools. The
goal here is to show math as something that is accessable, facinating, challanging and fun. Below are some of the terms used
during the program.
Using Pictures - drawing made to help understand and figure out problem
Experimenting - changing something
and finding out what happens, trying things out
Predicting- saying what is going to happen in the future
Number- tells how
many are in a collection of things
Numeral - the symbol we use to represent a number
Chance- the possibility of something
Magic - making things seem to disappear, appear or change size or color, perdicting the future, magic is done for extertainment
Audience Behavior: Review with children what is expected of them during the assembly program and how to enter and exit the auditorium.
Also discuss appropriate responses to performer (clapping, laughing etc.)
Biography of Performer - Craig Collis studied mathematics in college, is a certified teacher of mathematics and taught for 10 years.
Craig received his Masters of Mathematics Education degree from Temple University. After leaving teaching Craig became a full-time
professional magician. Some of his notable credits are his appearances at the Winter Olympics and at NY's Lincoln Center.
Now Craig performs his mathematics assembly programs across the country. He has performed in over 6000 schools.
Math, Magic & Mystery
presentation I - grades (K-2)