Think Like a Maths Genius
If you or your children are nervous about numbers, then this book is for you. There is no other book of its kind. Anyone, no matter their current maths ability, can become a mathemagician.
Did you know that it’s easier to add and subtract from left to right, rather than the other way round?
You can be taught to square a three-digit number in seconds.
Learn how to perform lightning calculations in your head, discover methods of incredible memorisation and other feats of mental agility. Learn maths secrets for the real world, from shopping to calculating a restaurant tip and figuring out gambling odds (or how much you’ve won). Learn how to solve sudoku faster.
Arthur Benjamin, Ph.D., is a professor of mathematics at Harvey Mudd College in California and a “lightning calculator” magician who entertains regularly on television and at such live venues as The Magic Castle in Hollywood.
Michael Shermer, Ph.D., teaches history of science at Occidental College, is founder and Director of the Skeptics Society and publisher of Skeptic magazine.
“A fascinating guide to maths for everyday life from two mathematical geniuses.”
“A practical guide to rapid mental calculation… I will definitely be using some of the methods in this book to show off to my students… useful for those of us who wish to impress with our quick mental arithmetic, and I can imagine that many mathematically inclined teenagers will enjoy it”
London Mathematical Society Newsletter
“Its combination of fun, knowledge and trivia makes it approachable – and enjoyable – for everyone.”
‘The Good Book Guide’
“Make maths fun while dispensing with calculators… There are some fascinating tips, from learning how to figure out your gambling odds and, for sudoku fanatics, instructions on how to solve the problems more quickly.”
‘The School Librarian’