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Secrets of Mental Math
The Mathemagician's Guide to Lightning Calculation and Amazing Math Tricks
Written by Arthur Benjamin and Michael Shermer

Secrets of Mental Math
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Category: Mathematics
Imprint: Three Rivers Press
Format: Trade Paperback
Pub Date: August 2006
Price: $14.00
Can. Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-33840-2 (0-307-33840-1)
Pages: 304
Also available as an eBook.



 
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.


“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



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WINNER 2007 - New York Public Library Books for the Teen Age





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