Secrets of Mental Math: The Mathemagicians Guide to Lightning Calculation and Amazing Math Tricks by Arthur T. BenjaminThese 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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Includes bibliographical references and index. Mental arithmetic—Study and teaching. Magic tricks in mathematics education. Mental calculators. Shermer, Michael.
I have consulting interviews coming up, and urgently need mental math prep. Can anyone suggest online free resources I can use to pick up my terrible mental math skills? What math strategies are helpful to acing the math part of the consulting interviews? The best way to work on your mental math skills is practice. You should follow the advice broken down below and practice some mental math problems during your spare time. For complex multiplication problems: one effective way to solve problems is to round one of the numbers you are working with to make it a multiple of ten and then add or subtract the difference.