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It all adds up to one thing: math projects that will stretch your mind, tickle your funny bone, and provide hours of pleasure. These fresh and fun hands-on activities are designed to stimulate thinking and put math concepts into practice. Flex your hexagon to produce some magic; create a paper model that can transform into fifteen symmetrical patterns -- such as stars and cubes -- and six different colors. Astound friends with your mind-reading abilities: you need colored papers, special cards that you can photocopy, scissors, and glue. Make an ancient Chinese puzzle out of cardboard or plywood and construct different shapes out of the assorted pieces. Also try weighing human hair adding faster than a calculator, and playing a mind-boggling game -- where the object is to force your opponent to take the last marker. Over 30 projects to do!