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Author Benjamin, Arthur.
Title Secrets of mental math : the mathemagician's guide to lightning calculation and amazing math tricks / Arthur Benjamin and Michael Shermer.
Pub Info New York : Three Rivers Press, c2006.
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 Dennis Public - Juvenile  J 510 BEN     AVAILABLE
 Brewster-Young Adult  YA 510 BEN     AVAILABLE
Edition 1st ed.
Descript xxiv, 278 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
Note "Originally published in different form as Mathemagics by Lowell House, Los Angeles, in 1993"--T.p. verso.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (p. [271]-272) and index.
Contents Quick tricks : easy (and impressive) calculations -- A little give and take : mental addition and subtraction -- Products of a misspent youth : basic multiplication -- New and improved products : intermediate multiplication -- Divide and conquer : mental division -- Good enough : the art of "guesstimation" -- Math for the board : pencil-and-paper math -- A memorable chapter : memorizing numbers -- The tough stuff made easy : advanced multiplication -- Presto-digit-ation : the art of mathematical magic -- Epilogue by Michael Shermer : how math helps us think about weird things.
Summary An accessible guide to mathematical calculation reveals the secrets of rapid mental calculation, memorization, and other feats of the mind, with tips on how to add, subtract, multiply, divide, and work with fractions, squares, and cube roots. Original. 15,000 first printing.
Subject Mental arithmetic -- Study and teaching.
Magic tricks in mathematics education.
Mental calculators.
Add Author Shermer, Michael.
Benjamin, Arthur. Mathemagics.
ISBN 9780307338402 (alk. paper)