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49 of 54 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining book with very good learning value, May 10, 2007
This review is from: Secrets of Mental Math: The Mathemagician's Guide to Lightning Calculation and Amazing Math Tricks (Paperback)
Loved this book... it is very entertaining and teaches a lot of good concepts.

A lot of the techniques are not original. But they have been put together very nicely in this book. I bought the other book by Arthur on the same topic (Mathemagics: How to Look Like a Genius Without Really Trying ) and found that a very good addition to my math books. The current book is a much enhanced and cleaned up version of that.

I do part time teaching on Math to High School students and use this book for some good ideas...

While the author seems to be a very good "stage mathematician" and a lot of his explanations try to explain the "show" aspect of the tricks, for a more complete collection of math tricks, I also refer to book by Meyer.

Very recommneded for Math enthusiasts and more for High School students.
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Initial post: Sep 9, 2007 2:48:56 PM PDT
carla4515 says:
Would you please specify which Meyer? Thanks.

Posted on Dec 23, 2012 12:27:13 AM PST
Gene says:
Bah... Benjamin is great and I don't mean to sound negative but this is simply the truth and if you like math it's better that you know it: math profs think FAR more of students who can do IMO/Putnam type problems.
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