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CHARACTERS ½ Secrets of Mental Math The Mathemagician's Guide to Lightning Calculation and Amazing Math Tricks READ & DOWNLOAD Secrets of Mental Math The Mathemagician's Guide to Lightning Calculation and Amazing Math Tricks Ll be able to uickly multiply and divide triple digits compute with fractions and determine suares 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 schoolAlso available as an eBook. Two stars really isn t a fair rating Had some fun adding and subtracting and then multiplying 3 digit numbers in my head But as the problems get complex my limitations became apparent Couldn t read through the entire book When I couldn t do what the book was suggesting just gave upSo no reading this book wont suddenly make you a math geniusThere are some interesting stories with interesting perspectives but not enough to inspire the me to practice the tricks and yes I expect the average person will need to practiceSo in fairness the 2 stars represents the bitterness I felt upon failing to become an overnight mathemagicianbut who knows maybe you can do it

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CHARACTERS ½ Secrets of Mental Math The Mathemagician's Guide to Lightning Calculation and Amazing Math Tricks READ & DOWNLOAD Secrets of Mental Math The Mathemagician's Guide to Lightning Calculation and Amazing Math Tricks 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 techniues for. Some years ago on a whim I picked up Moonwalking with Einstein by Joshua Foer In that book the author a hitherto unremarkable journalist details how he learned memory techniues that allowed him to recall hundreds of digits of pi to learn the names of dozens of strangers in minutes and to memorize the order of an entire deck of cards in the amount of time it takes me to tie my shoes I was completely captivated The idea that someone could so radically augment his mental prowess using ancient techniues appealed deeply to me Soon I set about teaching myself some of these methods The most famous and powerful is the so called memory palace converting information into images and then placing these images in a familiar space Using this method I was able to memorize well over one hundred digits of pi I even managed to learn the order of a few decks of cardsThis was impressive in itself and a testament to the efficacy of these techniues Even so learning the techniues was itself time consuming and without significant practice I was sluggish both in committing to memory and recalling information You cannot become a memory athlete without significant practice What was worse these systems only really worked with certain types of information The techniue for memorizing cards for example was useless when it came to remembering German vocabulary So after a few weeks I gave it upI bought this book during my brief memory trick craze but my enthusiasm had worn off before I began it Thus it languished on my shelves for many years until nowThough this book is technically co authored it seems obvious that Arthur Benjamin was the driving force behind it Michael Shermer the founder of the Skeptics Society contributed an afterword in which he argues unpersuasively that these mathematical tricks and techniues somehow aid in being skeptical though a uick calculating conspiracy theorist strikes me as perfectly plausible Benjamin meanwhile contributes the real meat of the book ways to speed up mental calculation He himself is a master of these techniues which he uses for a sort of numerical magic show there are many clips onlineBenjamin has done a wonderful job in compiling this little handbook The mathematical tools are simple easy to use and effective I had become so reliant on the calculator in my phone that it was a relief and if you can believe it a real pleasure to return to doing sums and products myself The world of numbers can be unexpectedly fascinating revealing unusual patterns connections and symmetries I must admit however that I mostly skipped the last section on large multiplication problems since the amount of practice reuired to properly execute them exceeded my interest in being a human calculatorBenjamin s feats in calculation like Foer s feats in memorization show what the simple human brain can do when aided with techniues and training achieving abilities so uncanny that it can seen like magic to the uninitiated To me this fact alone is cause for hopefulness since it reveals to us the transformative power of expertise

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CHARACTERS ½ Secrets of Mental Math The Mathemagician's Guide to Lightning Calculation and Amazing Math Tricks READ & DOWNLOAD Secrets of Mental Math The Mathemagician's Guide to Lightning Calculation and Amazing Math Tricks Lightning uick 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 funYes even you can learn to do seemingly complex euations in your head; all you need to learn are a few tricks You’. Foreword by Bill NyeBILL NYEWatching him was definitely the greatest time I had in science class Knowing that he advocates this book or was bought out to support it is pretty much worthy of my attentionNo uestion there is definitely useful to the point of being necessary information in this book In the first chapter ironically Chapter 0 I was introduced to a smorgasbord of various tricks that became immediately useful the rule of multiplying 11s suaring numbers that end in 5 multiplying two digit numbers with the same first digit and second digits that sum to 10 which I admit was a little bit harder to have explained but as soon as I got it it became ridiculously valuable Beyond that I learned how to do pretty much all math in my head Suaring any two digit number above 30 was something I thought was reserved for savants like the guy from PiI feel nerdy as hell for praising the book this much but it really is that good You might not want to be bogged down with explanations of how to suare 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