as renowned mathemagician Arthur Benjamin shares his techniques for lightning-quick calculations and amazing number tricks. This book will teach you to do. Benjamin, Arthur. Secrets of mental math: the mathemagician’s guide to lightning calculation and amazing math tricks / Arthur Benjamin and Michael Shermer.— 1st ed. Random House for their support of this book. Special thanks to. Natalya . Arthur Benjamin’s mental math tips are very easy to learn, yet still appear impressive to the casual observer. Towards the end of the book, there are some real.

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He lives in Altadena, California. 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. Published August 8th by Three Rivers Press first published Can you square ?

By the last few chapters my face practically melted. Review quote “A great introduction to the wonder of numbers, from two superb teachers. Sep 26, Laura rated it really liked it Shelves: This is the math they never taught you in school. Most of us can recognize when we meet the threshold of our mental abilities, and I met mine when doing matyemagic multiplications.

These simple math secrets and tricks will forever change how you look at the world of numbers. This book was quite helpful for my uses but leaves many topics uncovered.

Helped me so much to make math easier. No matter what your age or current math ability, Secrets of Mental Math will allow you to perform fantastic feats of the mind effortlessly.

Loses its spark about four chapters in. Secrets of Mental Math will have you thinking like a math genius in no time.


It doesn’t seem related to the rest of the book.

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booo He builds on a central idea of breaking down seemingly complex computations into simple, manageable ones. Thorp, mathematician and author of Beat the Dealer and Beat the Market show more. Knowing that he advocates this book or was bought out to support it is pretty much worthy of my attention.

So in fairness the 2 stars represents the bitterness I felt upon failing to become an overnight mathemagician For example, it teaches vedic division on paper but there are many more vedic concepts to learn than that. For instance, it includes the phonetic memory mthemagic for recalling numbers and a way to calculate dates in your head.

Secrets of Mental Math

We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. I’d recommend this book if math is something you really find interesting, or you want to look smarter than you are.

So I was not motivated to wander or take it too seriously right now. The answer begins by multipl This mxthemagic helped me to re-build a fresh perspective on doing math in my head. I tremendously enjoyed both the book and the video course. Memorize Pi to hundreds of digits? Jul 28, Justice rated it really liked it. Apr 26, Jessica rated it really liked it Shelves: All these calculations requires quite a few balls in the air and it is a whole other level multiplying two 5-digit numbers on stage in front of an audience, as Arthur Benjamin.

However, the second half had some cool techniques that I didn’t know, and while 4 or mahemagic multiplication problems are just plain difficult as the author admits3 and 4 digit squares are more doable than I would’ve thought, and mqthemagic cube roots of numbers with up to 6 digits are so easy it’s fun. The other cricism I have is of the last chapter, the epilogue.


Dec 27, Nick rated it really liked it. Two stars really isn’t a fair rating. I really liked this book, and its accompanying video CD. I think this is most useful for benjain readers who aren’t married to the way they were taught to do math in school. He combines his love to both math and magic in this book.

You might not want to be bogged down with explanations of how to square three digit numbers in your head but I would recommend anyone to read Chapter 0, then see how they like it, or evaluate if it’s going to be useful to them. And why the hell have I not learned this in school?? Sep 22, Onna rated it it was amazing. Jan 26, Mars rated it liked it. I learned several things I never knew about math. Jun 03, Pages Buy.

Description These simple math secrets and tricks will forever change how you look at the world of numbers. What the book does provide is a solid introduction into doing math in your head and if you get through it, you will probably end up wanting to learn more.

Had some fun adding and subtracting and then multiplying 3 digit numbers in my head. Jan 04, Jeff Yoak rated it it was amazing Shelves: I feel nerdy as hell for praising the book this much but it really is that good. This is the math they never taught you in school.