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

ISBN-10: 0307338401

ISBN-13: 9780307338402

Edition: 2006

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Description: 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. Also available as an eBook

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Book details

List price: $16.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Crown/Archetype
Publication date: 8/8/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.726

Michael Shermer is the director of the Skeptics Society and the host of the Skeptics Lecture Series at the California Institute of Technology. He teaches science, technology, and evolutionary thought in the Cultural Studies Program at Occidental College.

Foreword
Foreword
Prologue
Introduction
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
Answers
Bibliography
Index
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