This is your chance to become a math wizard. When you are outdoors, you can look at a flower or a tree and discover the secret shapes and numbers that help it survive. You can chart the patterns and shapes of you own body. If you like art, this is your chance to construct your own designs. Decorate your room with your own floating mobile or your own shining stars. If you're a math wizard, you can make up your own games and construct your own puzzles. You can even build your own calculator. You can count as high as anyone has ever counted. You can find a mystery number. (Almost everyone uses it, but no one has ever discovered how it ends.) You can amaze your friends with math shortcuts. You can perform magic tricks, figure out the chances for the future, predict wins and losses in sports. You can glimpse other worlds where up is down and in is out. You can put your imagination into another dimension. Just for fun, you can figure out lucky numbers. You can even give a wizard's party.
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