Mathematical Magic Quotes (1 quote)
Mathematical magic combines the beauty of mathematical structure with the entertainment value of a trick.
In 'Preface', Mathematics, Magic, and Mystery (1956), ix. Webmaster checked the actual page, in the 1956 edition, and there Gardner plainly uses the beginning words Mathematical magic. On page 113, Gardner credits Royal V. Heath for originating the term Mathemagic, used as Heaths book title in 1933. Anywhere you see the quote incorrectly beginning with Mathemagical mathematics
or saying Gardner coined the term mathemagical obviously did not check the primary source.