Father's Day GiftsGroceryClothing, Shoes & AccessoriesHomeOutdoor Living & GardenFurnitureKitchen & DiningElectronicsVideo GamesToysSports & OutdoorsMovies, Music & BooksBabyHousehold EssentialsBeautyUlta Beauty at TargetPersonal CareHealthPetsSchool & Office SuppliesCollegeArts, Crafts & SewingParty SuppliesLuggageGift IdeasGift CardsCharacter ShopBlack-Owned or Founded Brands at TargetTarget OpticalClearanceTarget New Arrivals Target Finds #TargetStyleBlack Beyond MeasureMás QueLGBTQIA+ ShopWomen-Owned Brands at TargetAsian-Owned Brands at Target Top DealsTarget Circle DealsWeekly AdShop Order PickupShop Same Day DeliveryRegistryRedCardTarget CircleFind Stores

Sponsored

Secrets of Mental Math - by Arthur Benjamin & Michael Shermer (Paperback)

Secrets of Mental Math - by  Arthur Benjamin & Michael Shermer (Paperback) - image 1 of 1
Secrets of Mental Math - by  Arthur Benjamin & Michael Shermer (Paperback) - image 1 of 1
$13.79 sale price when purchased online
$19.00 list price

About this item

Highlights

  • These simple math secrets and tricks will forever change how you look at the world of numbers.
  • About the Author: Arthur Benjamin is a professor of mathematics at Harvey Mudd College in Claremont, California.
  • 304 Pages
  • Mathematics, Applied

Description



About the Book



"Originally published in different form as Mathemagics by Lowell House, Los Angeles, in 1993"--T.p. verso.



Book Synopsis



These simple math secrets and tricks will forever change how you look at the world of numbers.

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.



Review Quotes




"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



About the Author



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.

Dimensions (Overall): 8.02 Inches (H) x 5.22 Inches (W) x .68 Inches (D)
Weight: .52 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 304
Genre: Mathematics
Sub-Genre: Applied
Publisher: Crown Publishing Group (NY)
Format: Paperback
Author: Arthur Benjamin & Michael Shermer
Language: English
Street Date: August 8, 2006
TCIN: 12000870
UPC: 9780307338402
Item Number (DPCI): 248-32-3415
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
If the item details above aren’t accurate or complete, we want to know about it.

Shipping details

Estimated ship dimensions: 0.68 inches length x 5.22 inches width x 8.02 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 0.52 pounds
We regret that this item cannot be shipped to PO Boxes.
This item cannot be shipped to the following locations: United States Minor Outlying Islands, American Samoa (see also separate entry under AS), Puerto Rico (see also separate entry under PR), Northern Mariana Islands, Virgin Islands, U.S., APO/FPO, Guam (see also separate entry under GU)

Return details

This item can be returned to any Target store or Target.com.
This item must be returned within 90 days of the date it was purchased in store, shipped, delivered by a Shipt shopper, or made ready for pickup.
See the return policy for complete information.

Get top deals, latest trends, and more.

Privacy policy

Footer

About Us

About TargetCareersNews & BlogTarget BrandsBullseye ShopSustainability & GovernancePress CenterAdvertise with UsInvestorsAffiliates & PartnersSuppliersTargetPlus

Help

Target HelpReturnsTrack OrdersRecallsContact UsFeedbackAccessibilitySecurity & FraudTeam Member Services

Stores

Find a StoreClinicPharmacyOpticalMore In-Store Services

Services

Target Circle™Target Circle™ CardTarget Circle 360™Target AppRegistrySame Day DeliveryOrder PickupDrive UpFree 2-Day ShippingShipping & DeliveryMore Services
PinterestFacebookInstagramXYoutubeTiktokTermsCA Supply ChainPrivacyCA Privacy RightsYour Privacy ChoicesInterest Based AdsHealth Privacy Policy