Secrets of Mental Math - Arthur Benjamin & Michael Shermer

Secrets of Mental Math

By Arthur Benjamin & Michael Shermer

  • Release Date: 2006-08-08
  • Genre: Mathematics
Score: 3
From 123 Ratings


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.


  • Raised my GMAT score by 40 points

    By Baltiquatious
    This book totally nails it. The single most efficient way to refine and accelerate your quantitative reasoning. Not a gimmick, do not let the cover fool you--real, proven quantitative heuristics to make you faster and more accurate. Highly recommended.