Mathemagics: How to Look Like a Genius Without Really Trying

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Lowell House, Apr 1, 1994 - 240 pages
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MATHEMAGICS shows you how to add, subtract, multiply, and divide faster in your head than with a calculator, let alone using pencil and paper. Imagine knowing the cash register total at the supermarket before the clerk rings it up, or the exact tip at a restaurant without appearing to think about it. With MATHEMAGICS these tricks are so easy to learn that they make calculating actually enjoyable.

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Amaze and mystify your friends! Benjamin has performed his "art of rapid mental calculation'' for audiences of all ages and levels of mathematical sophistication, and now he reveals his secrets to you ... Read full review


Mental Division
The Art of Guesstimation
A Memorable Chapter

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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.

Michael Shermer is the founder and publisher of "Skeptic" magazine, Director of the Skeptics Society, Adjunct Professor of the History of Science at Occidental College, and host of the Skeptics Lecture Series at Caltech. He is also the host of a national TV show called "Exploring the Unknown" (Fox Network) and the author of "Why People Believe Weird Things" (1997), and "How We Believe: The Search for God in an Age of Science" (1999). Alex Grobman is President of the Institute for Contemporary Jewish Life; editor of "Genocide: Critical Issues of the Holocaoust"(1983), as well as "In Defense of the Survivors: The Letters and Documents of Oscar A. Mintzer, AJDC Legal Advisor, Germany, 1945-46" (1999); and author of "Rekindling the Flame: American Jewish Chaplains and the Survivors of European Jewry, 1944-1948 "(1992) and "Out of the Depths of Despair: Rabbi Nathan Baruch and the Vaad Hatzala in Post-War Europe" (forthcoming, 2002)

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