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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Jan 27, Vanessa rated it it was ok. The other cricism I have is of the last chapter, the epilogue. Sep 26, Laura rated it really liked it Shelves: Jul 28, Justice rated it really liked it. We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. The author is full of enthusiasm and the mathematical tricks are really worth learning, and so simple. It implies that it’s not appropriate for me to buy and download this book!

No question there agthur definitely useful to the point bool being necessary information in this book.

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Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of Fun parlor tricks, but these methods still take lots of practice and memorizing. I feel nerdy as hell for praising the book this much but arthkr really is that good. Yes, even you can learn to do seemingly complex equations in your head; all you need to learn are a few tricks.


Bokk 28, Mike Shultz rated it really liked it Shelves: The multiplying is really neat too. Note that the book stresses flexibility in how you look at numbers and if nothing else, will teach you to look at a math problem in several ways. Also contained within are biographies of other historical lightning calculators and random bits of trivia which makes this book pretty interesting. 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.

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. It pained me to give it back.

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Most of us can recognize when we meet the threshold of our mental abilities, and I met mine when doing larger multiplications. Jun 03, Pages. No trivia or quizzes yet. Apr 26, Jessica rated it really liked it Shelves: The book introduces creativesimple and easy ways for doing algebra.

Product details Format Paperback pages Dimensions x x So I was not motivated to w I skimmed this book extremely fast so probably not quite fair to give it a rating. Sep 22, Onna rated it it was amazing.


I tremendously enjoyed both the book and the video course. But as the problems get more complex, my limitations became arthir. Read it Forward Read it first. The processes described were sometimes just brute mathematics, requiring you compute, then hold numbers in your head and compute again.

Some math problems were just too much to do with paper and pencil, and I’m a math person!

Two stars really isn’t a fair rating. Book ratings by Goodreads.

The aethur is enthusiastic, but somehow this enthusiasm doesn’t transmit to the reader. He builds on a central idea of breaking down seemingly complex computations into simple, manageable ones.

Secrets of Mental Math

May 11, Tom rated it it was ok. One final note, after you’re done with reading the book, check out the references at the end. For instance, it includes the phonetic memory system for recalling numbers and a way to calculate dates in your head. He says that we all can learn these truly impressive methods for calculation, but I’d like to add that you’re not going to succeed just by benkamin his book through; it takes A LOT of practice.