Advanced Calculation and Memorization All in Your Head
Author: Kenneth Paek
Mathematics is not a new subject to us because almost everyone knows how to count either with fingers or pen and paper in whichever language we are comfortable with. Math is not only the game of numbers but also the language of nature. As a matter of fact, it has been established through research that the more we understand our universe, the more we discover interesting mathematical connections. For instance, flowers have spirals that are carefully lines up in a special sequence of numbers commonly referred to as Fibonacci numbers. This sequence can be studied, understood and generated. A study on seashells also revealed that they form perfect mathematical curves known as logarithmic spirals that originate from a chemical balance. Apart from the flowers and seashells, star clusters also form a mathematical arrangement in the way they tag on one another. This has been observed through astronomical studies. Scientists including mathematicians have spent centuries trying to discover the nature of math and how to develop a mastery of the same. It is possible to get comfortable with calculations of any nature as long as you discover the secrets behind the numerics. The reason why it is important to unravel and enhance your command of math is because numbers are part and parcel of our daily lives even in ways that at times we don't notice. For example, if you need to call someone, you need a phone number. The time you spend on your phone conversation is measured in hours and minutes which are also numbers. Think of any date in history including your birthday, graduation day or just any other significant day and you will find that recording it in numbers is much easier than in any other form. This book will show you the tricks and shortcuts that will make math so intriguing. You will definitely impress your friends and colleagues with your lightning fast calculating ability. But most importantly, these secrets will benefit you at a personal level because you will be able to handle complex numeric problems within seconds.
The Mathemagician's Guide to Lightning Calculation and Amazing Math Tricks
Author: Arthur Benjamin,Michael Shermer
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
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.
Learn how to easily do quick mental math calculations Speed Math for Kids is your guide to becoming a math genius--even if you have struggled with math in the past. Believe it or not, you have the ability to perform lightning quick calculations that will astonish your friends, family, and teachers. You'll be able to master your multiplication tables in minutes, and learn basic number facts while doing it. While the other kids in class are still writing down the problems, you can be calling out the answers. Speed Math for Kids is all about playing with mathematics. This fun-filled book will teach you: * How to multiply and divide large numbers in your head * What you can do to make addition and subtraction easy * Tricks for understanding fractions and decimals * How to quickly check answers every time you make a calculation * And much more If you're looking for a foolproof way to do multiplication, division, factoring estimating, and more, Speed Math for Kids is the book for you. With enough practice you'll go straight to the top of the class!
Don't live in fear of math any longer. Math Magic makes math what you may never have imagined it to be: easy and fun! Scott Flansburg -- "the Human Calculator" who believes that there are no "mathematical illiterates," just people who have not learned how to make math work for them -- demonstrates how everyone can put their phobia to rest and deal with essential every-day mathematical calculations with confidence. This is the book for millions of otherwise successful adults who are afraid to balance their checkbooks and don't know how to figure interest on savings or credit, and for the millions of students who dread their math classes and live in fear of the SAT math section. In Math Magic, Scott Flansburg shows the reader how to: Master the basics, including the real way addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division work Simplify calculations through estimation Quick-check answers Convert metric measures to more familiar ones Figure tips, taxes, and percentages -- never get short-changed again! Master algebra using the nine easy steps to algebra Math Magic is for all of us who need and want to improve our understanding of math. With the help of Flansburg, the Guinness World Record holder as the Fastest Human Calculator, you can do math just like magic.
The blockbuster phenomenon that charts an amazing journey of the mind while revolutionizing our concept of memory An instant bestseller that is poised to become a classic, Moonwalking with Einstein recounts Joshua Foer's yearlong quest to improve his memory under the tutelage of top "mental athletes." He draws on cutting-edge research, a surprising cultural history of remembering, and venerable tricks of the mentalist's trade to transform our understanding of human memory. From the United States Memory Championship to deep within the author's own mind, this is an electrifying work of journalism that reminds us that, in every way that matters, we are the sum of our memories. From the Trade Paperback edition.
No matter how simple it may be, solving mathematical equations can be a challenge for quite a number of persons. Through his book titled "Secret Of Mental Math Arithmetic: 70 Secrets To Super Speed Calculation & Amazing Math Tricks", Jason Scotts seeks to provide the solution to those mathematical problems. The main challenge has come from the fact that most persons have become used to grabbing a calculator to solve a mathematical problem. As such, the mind has become a bit lazy and it takes a bit of prodding to get it working without having to use a calculator. The text takes everything back to basics and reminds the reader of simple techniques that they were taught in school. This text is a must have in any home as it can help an individual to learn how to conquer those math equations without having the need to reach for a calculator.
60 Tips, Tricks, and Games to Take Your Mind to the Next Level
Author: Ron Hale-Evans,Marty Hale-Evans
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Compelling tips and tricks to improve your mental skills Don't you wish you were just a little smarter? Ron and Marty Hale-Evans can help with a vast array of witty, practical techniques that tune your brain to peak performance. Founded in current research, Mindhacker features 60 tips, tricks, and games to develop your mental potential. This accessible compilation helps improve memory, accelerate learning, manage time, spark creativity, hone math and logic skills, communicate better, think more clearly, and keep your mind strong and flexible.
Written by eight times World Memory Champion, Dominic O'Brien this book is a complete course in memory enhancement. Dominic takes you step-by-step through an ingenious program of skills, introducing all his tried and tested techniques on which he has built his triumphant championship performances. Pacing the course in line with his expert understanding of how the brain responds to basic memory training, Dominic offers strategies and tips that will expand your mental capacities at a realistic but impressive rate.
By Using Vedic Math and Other Math Tricks to Perform Mental Calculations from Multiplication to Percentages without Calculators
Author: Tim Ander
Publisher: CRB Publishing
Think Fast with Vedic Math Secrets and Mental Calculation Tricks! When you read Fast Math, you’ll discover Vedic Math Techniques for mastering basic functions: Addition Subtraction Multiplication Division and so much more! With this fascinating guide, you can quickly and easily determine the square roots of perfect square numbers – and perform many other feats of mental gymnastics. These Vedic secrets mean you don’t have to memorize mathematical facts anymore. By grasping the inner workings of math structures, you can make sense of all kinds of numbers – without a calculator or a computer! The written addition most of us learn in school relies on simple and slow systems like “carry the 1” to get answers. There is an alternative – Vedic math moves at the speed of thought. Instead of summing columns and moving from right to left, Vedic math starts on the left. Add the largest numbers in your head, remember this figure, sum the smaller numbers – and then just total the figures in your head! By holding numbers in your head while calculating others, you strengthen your working/short-term memory. This mental sharpness pays off in all parts of your life – from remembering names to articulating your thoughts more clearly.
The Ultimate Handbook to Explore and Improve Your Memory
Author: Aditi Singhal,Sudhir Singhal
Publisher: Random House India
Category: Literary Collections
Can we really memorize anything? The answer is, ‘Yes we can!’ From Guinness World Record holders (for conducting the largest maths class on memorizing times tables till 99) Aditi Singhal and Sudhir Singhal comes a book that will serve as a manual to explore the immense power of your memory through a scientific yet simple approach. It will: • Explain concepts with simple illustrations • While teaching you memory techniques, it will also discuss their application in real life, like memorizing appointments, presentations, names and faces, long answers, spellings, formulae, vocabulary, foreign languages and general information • Give the scientific interpretation of ancient memory-enhancing practices that will be particularly useful for students, teachers, professors, doctors, managers, marketing and other professionals as well as the common man Following the unparalleled success of How to Become a Human Calculator, Aditi Singhal and Sudhir Singhal turn their hands to helping you master the right method to input any information using which you can easily memorize anything and, more important, recall it whenever required.
How to Excel at Math and Science (even If You Flunked Algebra)
Author: Barbara A. Oakley
Category: Business & Economics
An engineering professor who started out doing poorly in mathematical and technical subjects in school offers tools, tips and techniques to learning the creative and analytical thought processes that will lead to achievement in math and science. Original.
Did you know your brain has superpowers? Berit Brogaard, PhD, and Kristian Marlow, MA, study people with astonishing talents—memory champions, human echolocators, musical virtuosos, math geniuses, and synesthetes who taste colors and hear faces. But as amazing as these abilities are, they are not mysterious. Our brains constantly process a huge amount of information below our awareness, and what these gifted individuals have in common is that through practice, injury, an innate brain disorder, or even more unusual circumstances, they have managed to gain a degree of conscious access to this potent processing power. The Superhuman Mind takes us inside the lives and brains of geniuses, savants, virtuosos, and a wide variety of ordinary people who have acquired truly extraordinary talents, one way or another. Delving into the neurological underpinnings of these abilities, the authors even reveal how we can acquire some of them ourselves—from perfect pitch and lightning fast math skills to supercharged creativity. The Superhuman Mind is a book full of the fascinating science readers look for from the likes of Oliver Sacks, combined with the exhilarating promise of Moonwalking with Einstein.
HOW TO MEMORIZE FORMULAS IN MATHEMATICS Have you ever stayed up all the night trying to memorize formulas for your Mathematics examination but yet no changes? or Do you memorize a list of formulas today and forget almost everything about them the following day? or Does this seem to be the hardest aspect concerning learning Mathematics which is pulling you back instead of moving on? If the answer to any of the above questions is in affirmative, this book " How to Memorize Formulas in Mathematics" is for you. This book is a part of two book series. Book-1: Calculus Book-2: Trigonometry You may be someone who hasn't practices the core math fundamentals taught in grade school due to lack of knowing the right formula to apply to a particular question, making it a bit complicated. Or maybe you're a college student who wants to memorize the basic and core formulas of Mathematics, or you're just a parent who wants to make sure that your kid becomes excellent at Mathematics and doesn't fall victim to the "Mathematics is a difficult syndrome." How do you figure out how to memorize your Mathematics formulas? Which formulas are hardest to understand? This book is a must for you because you will learn the Proven Strategies and Techniques needed to memorize the complete formula and its conditions that is vital to understand Mathematics (Trigonometry in particular). In reality, Math isn't hard at all, all that's required is learning a few necessary steps to solve any given problem with the required formula, and that's what you'll learn in this book. This book will not only reveal you the entire secret to success in memorizing some of the essential formulas that you need to excel at Trigonometry but will also make you aware about some of the general methods and techniques to learn formulas in any branch of Mathematics or Physics. One of the most terrible things about learning math is keeping all the formulas you need straight in your head. Don't worry! The tricks in this book will teach you: * Using memorizing techniques that will help you recall formulas of Trigonometry. * Understand the derivation of some of the formulas, which will help you to be able to rebuild the formula. * How to maintain a balance memorizing-mental state so that all of your studying stays in your head! You'll be amazed at how much better you'll be at Trigonometry (Math in general) after reading this book with the tricks shown in the book. Stop letting math frustrate you, get your copy today and let this book show you the key to learning and memorizing Trigonometry formula to eliminate the frustration in learning Trigonometry. Good luck with understanding math formulas!
Highly effective thinking is an art that engineers and scientists can be taught to develop. By presenting actual experiences and analyzing them as they are described, the author conveys the developmental thought processes employed and shows a style of thinking that leads to successful results is something that can be learned. Along with spectacular successes, the author also conveys how failures contributed to shaping the thought processes. Provides the reader with a style of thinking that will enhance a person's ability to function as a problem-solver of complex technical issues. Consists of a collection of stories about the author's participation in significant discoveries, relating how those discoveries came about and, most importantly, provides analysis about the thought processes and reasoning that took place as the author and his associates progressed through engineering problems.
Improve test scores, master "real world" math, and stop relying on your calculator! Math Made Easy is a fast and simple approach to mental math and quicker calculation. With sections for both mathophobes and mathletes alike, this unique book will transform the way you do math. This guide is filled with practical tricks that will help you: - Calculate tips mentally with ease - Perform complex math problems entirely in your head - Transform seemingly difficult math into simple equations Do you consider yourself bad at math? There is no such thing as a bad student - only a bad teacher! It's time to give yourself another chance by learning a new way to look at math. We start with addition and subtraction to rebuild your approach from the ground up. Or are you a math champ? Learn new tricks to do problems even faster and perform calculations in your head that will leave everyone impressed. Are you planning to apply to college in the US? The redesigned SAT will include a no-calculator math section - it's going to be more important than ever to be able to do calculations quickly and effectively on your own. Applying to grad school? Good math skills are a must for the GRE and GMAT. Plus, Math Made Easy is filled with practice questions to make sure you've got each technique down. As Socrates said, "Wisdom begins with wonder." Aren't you curious to see what you are capable of?
A Simplified Approach For Beginners& Can you multiply 231072 by 110649 and get the answer in just a single line? Can you find the cube root of 262144 or 704969 in two seconds? Can you predict the birth-date of a person without him telling you? Can you predict how much money a person has without him telling you? Can you check the final answer without solving the question? Or, in a special case, get the final answer without looking at the question? Can you solve squares, square roots, cube-roots and other problems mentally?All this and a lot more is possible with the techniques of Vedic Mathematics described in this book. The techniques are useful for students, professionals and businessmen. The techniques of Vedic Mathematics have helped millions of students all over the world get rid of their fear of numbers and improve their scores in quantitative subjects. Primary and secondary school students have found the Vedic mathematics approach very exciting. Those giving competitive exams like MBA, MCA, CET, UPSC, GRE, GMAT etc. have asserted that Vedic Mathematics has helped them crack the entrance tests of these exams.
Dr Kawashima's brain training will change your life... Like the body, the brain needs exercise. And Dr Ryuta Kawashima, world-renowned professor of neuroscience at Tohoku University and the expert behind the bestselling computer game Dr Kawashima's Brain Training, has dedicated his life to researching exactly how we can make our brains work better. Here are the results - in a highly rewarding programme of carefully chosen, yet deceptively simple activities. Each day you fill in a worksheet of exercises and with weekly self-tests and a personal logbook you can track your progress. Taking just a few minutes a day over two months, you really can boost your brain power and creativity. Join the Dr Kawashima revolution today.
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The instant classic about why some ideas thrive, why others die, and how to improve your idea’s chances—essential reading in the “fake news” era. BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Chip Heath and Dan Heath's Switch. Mark Twain once observed, “A lie can get halfway around the world before the truth can even get its boots on.” His observation rings true: Urban legends, conspiracy theories, and bogus news stories circulate effortlessly. Meanwhile, people with important ideas—entrepreneurs, teachers, politicians, and journalists—struggle to make them “stick.” In Made to Stick, Chip and Dan Heath reveal the anatomy of ideas that stick and explain ways to make ideas stickier, such as applying the human scale principle, using the Velcro Theory of Memory, and creating curiosity gaps. Along the way, we discover that sticky messages of all kinds—from the infamous “kidney theft ring” hoax to a coach’s lessons on sportsmanship to a vision for a new product at Sony—draw their power from the same six traits. Made to Stick will transform the way you communicate. It’s a fast-paced tour of success stories (and failures): the Nobel Prize-winning scientist who drank a glass of bacteria to prove a point about stomach ulcers; the charities who make use of the Mother Teresa Effect; the elementary-school teacher whose simulation actually prevented racial prejudice. Provocative, eye-opening, and often surprisingly funny, Made to Stick shows us the vital principles of winning ideas—and tells us how we can apply these rules to making our own messages stick.