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

Author: Arthur Benjamin; Michael Shermer; Bill Nye
Publisher: New York : Three Rivers Press, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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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.
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Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Arthur Benjamin; Michael Shermer; Bill Nye
ISBN: 0307338401 9780307338402 9781435288737 1435288734
OCLC Number: 62742585
Notes: "Originally published in different form as Mathemagics by Lowell House, Los Angeles, in 1993"--T.p. verso.
Description: xxiv, 278 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
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.
Responsibility: Arthur Benjamin and Michael Shermer ; [foreword by Bill Nye the Science Guy].
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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.

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