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Secrets of Mental Math: The Mathemagician's Guide to Lightning Calculation and Amazing Math Tricks

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These simple math secrets and tricks will forever change how you look at the world of numbers.

Secrets of Mental Math will have you thinking like a math genius in no time. Get ready to amaze your friends (and yourself) with incredible calculations you never thought you could master, as renowned “mathemagician” Arthur Benjamin shares his techniques for lightning-quick calculations and amazing number tricks. This book will teach you to do math in your head faster than you ever thought possible, dramatically improve your memory for numbers, and, maybe for the first time, make mathematics fun.

Yes, even you can learn to do seemingly complex equations in your head; all you need to learn are a few tricks. You’ll be able to quickly multiply and divide triple digits, compute with fractions, and determine squares, cubes, and roots without blinking an eye. No matter what your age or current math ability, Secrets of Mental Math will allow you to perform fantastic feats of the mind effortlessly. This is the math they never taught you in school.

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About the Author

Arthur Benjamin is a professor of mathematics at Harvey Mudd College in Claremont, California. He is also a professional magician and performs his mixture of math and magic all over the world.

Michael Shermer is host of the Caltech public lecture series, a contributing editor to and monthly columnist of Scientific American, the publisher of Skeptic magazine, and the author of several science books. He lives in Altadena, California.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780307338402
Author:
Arthur Benjamin and Michael Shermer
Publisher:
Three Rivers Press (CA)
Foreword by:
Nye, Bill
Foreword:
Nye, Bill
Author:
Benjamin, Arthur
Author:
Shermer, Michael
Location:
California
Subject:
Study and teaching
Subject:
Applied
Subject:
Mental calculators.
Subject:
Mental arithmetic - Study and teaching
Subject:
Magic tricks in mathematics education
Subject:
General Mathematics
Subject:
Mathematics-Applied
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
August 2006
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8.02x5.22x.68 in. .52 lbs.

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