Secrets of Mental Math will have you thinking like a math genius in no time. Get ready to amaze your friends—and yourself—with incredible calculations you never thought you could master, as renowned “mathemagician” Arthur Benjamin shares his techniques for lightning-quick calculations and amazing number tricks. This book will teach you to do math in your head faster than you ever thought possible, dramatically improve your memory for numbers, and—maybe for the first time—make mathematics fun.
Yes, even you can learn to do seemingly complex equations in your head; all you need to learn are a few tricks. You’ll be able to quickly multiply and divide triple digits, compute with fractions, and determine squares, cubes, and roots without blinking an eye. No matter what your age or current math ability, Secrets of Mental Math will allow you to perform fantastic feats of the mind effortlessly. This is the math they never taught you in school.
If any of these questions took you more than a few seconds to solve, you need this book. Short-Cut Math is a concise, remarkably clear compendium of about 150 math short-cuts — timesaving tricks that provide faster, easier ways to add, subtract, multiply, and divide.
By using the simple foolproof methods in this volume, you can double or triple your calculation speed — even if you always hated math in school. Here's a sampling of the amazingly effective techniques you will learn in minutes: Adding by 10 Groups; No-Carry Addition; Subtraction Without Borrowing; Multiplying by Aliquot Parts; Test for Divisibility by Odd and Even Numbers; Simplifying Dividends and Divisors; Fastest Way to Add or Subtract Any Pair of Fractions; Multiplying and Dividing with Mixed Numbers, and more.
The short-cuts in this book require no special math ability. If you can do ordinary arithmetic, you will have no trouble with these methods. There are no complicated formulas or unfamiliar jargon — no long drills or exercises. For each problem, the author provides an explanation of the method and a step-by-step solution. Then the short-cut is applied, with a proof and an explanation of why it works.
Students, teachers, businesspeople, accountants, bank tellers, check-out clerks — anyone who uses numbers and wishes to increase his or her speed and arithmetical agility, can benefit from the clear, easy-to-follow techniques given here.
The author can awaken for you a faculty which is surprisingly dormant in accountants, engineers, scientists, businesspeople, and others who work with figures. This is "number sense" — or the ability to recognize relations between numbers considered as whole quantities. Lack of this number sense makes it entirely possible for a scientist to be proficient in higher mathematics, but to bog down in the arithmetic of everyday life.
This book teaches the necessary mathematical techniques that schools neglect to teach: Horizontal addition, left to right multiplication and division, etc. You will learn a method of multiplication so rapid that you'll be able to do products in not much more time than it would take to write the problem down on paper.
This is not a collection of tricks that work in only a very few special cases, but a serious, capably planned course of basic mathematics for self-instruction. It contains over 9,000 short problems and their solutions for you to work during spare moments. Five or ten minutes spent daily on this book will, within ten weeks, give you a number sense that will double or triple your calculation speed.
Understanding multiplying and dividing is essential for your child to do math problems with confidence. Practice Makes Perfect: Multiplication and Division gives your child bite-sized explanations of the subjects, with engaging exercises that keep her or him motivated and excited to learn. They can practice the problems they find challenging, polish skills they’ve mastered, and stretch themselves to explore skills they have not yet attempted. This book features exercises that increase in difficulty as your child proceeds through it.
This book is appropriate for a 4th grade student working above his or her grade level, or as a great review and practice for a struggling 5th or 6th grader.
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Each book in this series helps primary-school students learn and practice basic math skills they'll need in the classroom and on standardized NCLB tests. Printed in 4-color throughout; with numerous special high-interest features.
Key Selling FeaturesAttractive 4-color page design creates a student-friendly learning experience. All pages are filled to the brim with activities for maximum educational value. High-interest features and real-world applications enliven the learning experience and hold student interest Week-by-week summer study plans support use as a "summer bridge" learning and reinforcement program. All content aligned to state and national standards Instructional content is scaffolded; students are shown examples, then prompted through the process of solving problems independently. Complete review of Grade 1 math aligned to the new "common core" state standards Week-by-week study plans support use as "summer bridge" program for children entering Grade 1 Drill and practice to reinforce learning
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The market for these books consists of parents who are anxious because their children have to take NCLB tests or because their children are falling behind in school. Other parents will buy the books simply because their children need or want additional practice to reinforce school-taught skills.
Sales for this type of workbook always peak in late spring when parents look for "summer bridge" study aids. A week-by-week summer study plan included in the book supports this use.
Along the way, you'll go beyond solving hundreds of repetitive problems, and actually use what you learn to make real-life decisions. Does it make sense to buy two years of insurance on a car that depreciates as soon as you drive it off the lot? Can you really afford an XBox 360 and a new iPhone? Learn how to put algebra to work for you, and nail your class exams along the way.
Your time is way too valuable to waste struggling with new concepts. Using the latest research in cognitive science and learning theory to craft a multi-sensory learning experience, Head First Algebra uses a visually rich format specifically designed to take advantage of the way your brain really works.
Julian Havil explores Napier’s original development of logarithms, the motivations for his approach, and the reasons behind certain adjustments to them. Napier’s inventive mathematical ideas also include formulas for solving spherical triangles, "Napier’s Bones" (a more basic but extremely popular alternative device for calculation), and the use of decimal notation for fractions and binary arithmetic. Havil also considers Napier’s study of the Book of Revelation, which led to his prediction of the Apocalypse in his first book, A Plaine Discovery of the Whole Revelation of St. John—the work for which Napier believed he would be most remembered.
John Napier assesses one man’s life and the lasting influence of his advancements on the mathematical sciences and beyond.
Awake Mathemagician Inside You !
- Can you multiply 44465 by 8888 in single line ?
- Can you figure out day on 24/5/2014 in 10 seconds ?
- Can you divide 123456 by 44444 instantaneously ?
- Can you raise number to any integral power ?
- Can you determine divisibility of 124356 by 37 just in 5 seconds ?
- Can you find square root, cube root or any root of any number without using calculator ?
- Can you convert (2134)6 = ( ? )12 in 20 seconds ?
SILENT FEATURES OF BOOK
Introduce VJ's universal divisibility test for all number !
Reveal unique secret behind speed mathematics !
Explain concept behind each method !
Unifies Vedic math, Trachtenberg system and modern math .
Presents faster method for n'th root of any number !
Give quicker methods for converting number from one base to other!
Introduce one-line method to compute root of any number or polynomial equation (VJ's matrix method)
Introduce novel pattern called golden pattern
Golden Lemma and Golden pattern
- Simplify everything right from polynomial multiplication, division , power , root , inverse etc.
- Help to build generic module in high level language to carry out basic operation on polynomial
- Parallel multiplication architecture for multiprocessor environment
- Golden pattern(process) is applicable in many area of algebra.
- Golden pattern is superior over vertically crosswise pattern mentioned in Vedic math.
Now–a -days speed math system ( like Vedic Mathematics , Trachtenberg System) are gaining widespread popularity among students as well as teachers. Speed math refers to faster methods and techniques to solve arithmetic calculation mentally. It saves considerable amount of time in competitive exam. So it is worthy to study speed math.
In order to compute given calculation mentally, one need to recall right kind of specific method (shortcut) out of 1000's. Instead of doing so,
i) Is it possible to compute any arithmetic operation (like addition, multiplication) quickly by using scientific approach ?
ii) Is it possible to derive all methods in speed math by using unique principle ?
iii) Is there any unique secret (principle) behind speed mathematics ?
After researching speed math about 2-3 years, I realized that there is unique secret (principle) behind speed mathematics !! This book explains entire speed mathematics by using single principle and gives introduction to new number system called as global number system. It extends VM framework in some of the area like divisibility, n'th root.
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" Essence of mathematics lies in its freedom" - Georg Cantor
" Pure mathematics is, in its way, the poetry of logical ideas." - Albert Einstein
" As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain, and as far as they are certain, they do not refer to reality. " - Albert Einstein
“ In my opinion, all things in nature occur mathematically.”
― René Descartes
" Mathematical Knowledge adds vigour to the mind, free it from prejudices & superstition " - John Arbuthnot
Some mathematician, I believe, has said that true pleasure lies not in the discovery of truth, but in the search for it." -Tolstoy
"Mathematics is the queen of science, and arithmetic the queen of mathematics."
- Carl Friedrich Gauss
"Truth is ever to be found in the simplicity, and not in the multiplicity and confusion of things." - Isaac Newton
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