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Secrets of mental math: the mathemagician's guide of lightning calculation and amazing math tricks

Author: Benjamin, Arthur ; Shermer, MichaelPublisher: Three Rivers Press, 2006.Language: EnglishDescription: 278 p. ; 21 cm.ISBN: 9780307338402 ; 9780307347466 (ebook)Type of document: Book Online Access: Click here Bibliography/Index: Includes bibliographical references and index
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Includes bibliographical references and index


Secrets of Mental Math The Mathemagician's Guide to Lightning Calculation and Amazing Math Tricks Contents Foreword by Bill Nye (the Science Guy') Foreword by James Randi Prologue by Michael Shermer Introduction by Arthur Benjamin Chapter 0 QuickTricks: xi xvii xix xxiii Easy (and Impressive) Calculations Chapter I A Little Give and Take: 1 Mental Addition and Subtraction Chapter 2 Products of a MisspentYouth: 11 Basic Multiplication Chapter 3 New and Improved Products: 29 Intermediate Multiplication Chapter 4 Divide and Conquer: 53 Mental Division Chapter 5 Good Enough: 80 The Art of "Guesstimation" 108 Chapter 6 Math for the Board: Pencil-and-Paper Math Chapter 7 A Memorable Chapter: 131 Memorizing Numbers Chapter 8 The Tough Stuff Made Easy: 151 Advanced Multiplication Chapter 9 Presto-digit-ation: 163 The Art of Mathematical Magic Chapter Epilogue by Michael Shermer: 199 How Math Helps Us Think About Weird Things Answers Bibliography Index 222 233 271 273

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