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

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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, Ph.D., is a professor of mathematics at Harvey Mudd College in Claremount, California. Dr. Benjamin's articles have been featured in "Scientific American" and "Discover". He is coauthor of "Mathemagics".

Michael Brant Shermer, Ph.D., is founder and director of The Skeptics Society and the publisher of "Skeptic" magazine. He is the author of several books, including "Teach Your Child Science".

Michael Shermer is the founder and publisher of "Skeptic" magazine, Director of the Skeptics Society, Adjunct Professor of the History of Science at Occidental College, and host of the Skeptics Lecture Series at Caltech. He is also the host of a national TV show called "Exploring the Unknown" (Fox Network) and the author of "Why People Believe Weird Things" (1997), and "How We Believe: The Search for God in an Age of Science" (1999). Alex Grobman is President of the Institute for Contemporary Jewish Life; editor of "Genocide: Critical Issues of the Holocaoust"(1983), as well as "In Defense of the Survivors: The Letters and Documents of Oscar A. Mintzer, AJDC Legal Advisor, Germany, 1945-46" (1999); and author of "Rekindling the Flame: American Jewish Chaplains and the Survivors of European Jewry, 1944-1948 "(1992) and "Out of the Depths of Despair: Rabbi Nathan Baruch and the Vaad Hatzala in Post-War Europe" (forthcoming, 2002)

Bill Nye is a scientist, engineer, comedian, and inventor. He has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University where he studied under Carl Sagan, and worked on the 747 as an engineer at Boeing before creating and hosting his much-loved Emmy award-winning PBS/Discovery Channel show "Bill Nye the Science Guy". He holds six Honorary Doctorate degrees from Lehigh University, Willamette University, Quinnipiac University, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Goucher College, and Johns Hopkins, and teaches at Cornell regularly as a visiting professor.

Praise For…

“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

Product Details
ISBN: 9780307338402
ISBN-10: 0307338401
Publisher: Three Rivers Press (CA)
Publication Date: August 8th, 2006
Pages: 278
Language: English