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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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An accessible guide to mathematical calculation reveals the secrets of rapid mental calculation, memorization, and other feats of the mind, with tips on how to add, subtract, multiply, divide, and work with fractions, squares, and cube roots. Original. 15,000 first printing.

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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.

Table of Contents

Quick tricks : easy (and impressive) calculations — A little give and take : mental addition and subtraction — Products of a misspent youth : basic multiplication — New and improved products : intermediate multiplication — Divide and conquer : mental division — Good enough : the art of "guesstimation" — Math for the board : pencil-and-paper math — A memorable chapter : memorizing numbers — The tough stuff made easy : advanced multiplication — Presto-digit-ation : the art of mathematical magic — Epilogue by Michael Shermer : how math helps us think about weird things.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307347466
Subtitle:
The Mathemagician's Guide to Lightning Calculation and Amazing Math Tricks
Publisher:
Three Rivers Press
Author:
Benjamin, Arthur
Author:
of several science books. He lives in Altadena, California.
Author:
Shermer, Michael
Author:
Arthur Benjamin
Author:
Arthur Benjamin and Michael Shermer
Author:
Michael Shermer
Subject:
Mathematics-General
Subject:
Mathematics : General
Subject:
Reference : General
Subject:
Mental calculators.
Subject:
Study and teaching
Subject:
Applied
Subject:
Mental arithmetic - Study and teaching
Subject:
Magic tricks in mathematics education
Subject:
General Mathematics
Subject:
GAMES / Magic
Subject:
Mathematics-Applied
Subject:
Mathematics-Educational
Subject:
Mathematics-Games and Puzzles
Subject:
Mathematics-Introduction
Subject:
DISP-2-INFO10-12EndCap
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20060808
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
278

Related Subjects

Science and Mathematics » Mathematics » Applied
Science and Mathematics » Mathematics » Basics
Science and Mathematics » Mathematics » Educational
Science and Mathematics » Mathematics » Games and Puzzles
Science and Mathematics » Mathematics » General

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Product details 278 pages Crown Publishing Group - English 9780307347466 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , An accessible guide to mathematical calculation reveals the secrets of rapid mental calculation, memorization, and other feats of the mind, with tips on how to add, subtract, multiply, divide, and work with fractions, squares, and cube roots. Original. 15,000 first printing.
"Synopsis" by , 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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