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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But, there were also many parts that just weren’t feasible to me.

This book will teach you to do math in your head faster mathejagic you ever thought possible, dramatically improve your memory for numbers, and—maybe for the first time—make mathematics fun. Most of us can recognize when we meet the threshold of our mental abilities, and I met mine when doing larger multiplications.

The more we understand the universe, the more we discover its mathematical connections. I slowed down about half way through this book and was ready to give it 3 stars.

Calculate the day of the week of any calendar date? When reading this book, I realized that I was mathfmagic using some of the methods introduced in the book.


Seashells form in perfect mathematical curves logarithmic spirals that come from a chemical balance. I absolutely loved this lecture! It implies that it’s not appropriate for me to buy and download this book! This is the math they never taught you in school. The professor who taught it was, in my opinion, phenomenal.

Please try again later. Inspired by Your Browsing History. If boook only read one part, I suggest the Pi bit. For example, it teaches vedic division on paper but there are many more vedic concepts to learn than that.

It doesn’t seem related to the rest of the book. Return to Book Page. Definitely a few things for multiplying multi-digit factors I will use going forward but some, like Vedic division, I’ll never use.

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

Then the figuring out the weekday when you have a date. Memorize Pi to hundreds of digits? The answer begins by multiplying the first digit by the next higher digit.

Gets a little unnecessary after xrthur, but it was still a good read.

Secrets of Mental Math: Always been a goal of mine too. Also by Arthur BenjaminMichael Shermer. Jul 26, Natalya rated it it was amazing Shelves: Yes, even you can learn to do seemingly complex equations in your head; all you need to amthemagic are a few tricks. So I was not motivated to w I skimmed this book extremely fast so probably not quite fair to give it a rating. It will help you understand better how numbers relate to each other and why. No matter what your age or current math ability, Secrets of Mental Math will allow you to perform fantastic feats of the mind effortlessly.


These tricks are so wonderful, it’s a wonder they didn’t use these in benajmin. The tricks work, but I am incredibly bored by this book regardless.

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Apr 26, William Schram rated it it was amazing Shelves: Beyond that, I learned how to do pretty much all math in my head. Aug 08, Pages. 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. For instance, it includes the phonetic memory system for recalling numbers and a way to calculate dates in mathemgaic head. This is potent stuff. Jul 28, Mathhemagic rated it really liked it.

An entertaining math book!