“A great introduction to the wonder of numbers, from two superb teachers.” —Brian Greene, author of The Elegant Universe
“A magical mystery tour of mental mathematics! Fascinating and fun.” —Joseph Gallian, president of the Mathematical Association of America
“The clearest, simplest, most entertaining, and best book yet on the art of calculating in your head.” —Martin Gardner, author of Mathematical Magic Show and Mathematical Carnival
“This book can teach you mental math skills that will surprise you and your friends. Better, you will have fun and have valuable practical tools inside your head.” —Dr. Edward O. Thorp, mathematician and author of Beat the Dealer and Beat the Market
Arthur Benjamin is a professor of mathematics at Harvey Mudd College in Claremont, California. He is also a professional magician and performs his mixture of math and magic all over the world.
Michael Shermer is host of the Caltech public lecture series, a contributing editor to and monthly columnist of Scientific American, the publisher of Skeptic magazine, and the author of several science books. He lives in Altadena, California.
With some revolutionary thoughts this book is somewhat controversial. I mentioned some of the beginning precepts to an engineer friend and he was not impressed. Read morePublished 5 days ago by James Bradley
My father could do mental math in his head to an amazing degree. I was always impressed by that as a child. Read morePublished 8 days ago by Psychlyst
Where was this book when I was in school?? I have a very poor level of arithmetic and this book has amazed me at how much my knowledge and skill has improved. Read morePublished 17 days ago by Ladonna Agar