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Secrets Of Mental Math : The Mathemagician's Guide to Lightening Calculation and Amazing Maths Tricks - Arthur Benjamin

Secrets Of Mental Math

The Mathemagician's Guide to Lightening Calculation and Amazing Maths Tricks

Paperback Published: 22nd August 2006
ISBN: 9780307338402
Number Of Pages: 224

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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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"A great introduction to the wonder of numbers, from two superb teachers." --Brian Greene, author of The Elegant Universe "A magical mystery tour of mental mathematics! Fascinating and fun." --Joseph Gallian, president of the Mathematical Association of America

"The clearest, simplest, most entertaining, and best book yet on the art of calculating in your head." --Martin Gardner, author of Mathematical Magic Show and Mathematical Carnival

"This book can teach you mental math skills that will surprise you and your friends. Better, you will have fun and have valuable practical tools inside your head." --Dr. Edward O. Thorp, mathematician and author of Beat the Dealer and Beat the Market

Forewordp. xi
Forewordp. xvii
Prologuep. xix
Introductionp. xxiii
Quick Tricks: Easy (and Impressive) Calculationsp. 1
A Little Give and Take: Mental Addition and Subtractionp. 11
Products of a Misspent Youth: Basic Multiplicationp. 29
New and Improved Products: Intermediate Multiplicationp. 53
Divide and Conquer: Mental Divisionp. 80
Good Enough: The Art of "Guesstimation"p. 108
Math for the Board: Pencil-and-Paper Mathp. 131
A Memorable Chapter: Memorizing Numbersp. 151
The Tough Stuff Made Easy: Advanced Multiplicationp. 163
Presto-digit-ation: The Art of Mathematical Magicp. 199
Epilogue by Michael Shermer: How Math Helps Us Think About Weird Thingsp. 222
Answersp. 233
Bibliographyp. 271
Indexp. 273
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ISBN: 9780307338402
ISBN-10: 0307338401
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 22nd August 2006
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.2 x 13.6  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.24
Edition Number: 1

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