Best Arthur Benjamin books

Secrets of Mental Math: The Mathemagician's Guide to Lightning Calculation and Amazing Math Tricks

Arthur Benjamin

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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.

The Magic of Math: Solving for x and Figuring Out Why

Arthur Benjamin

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A New York Times Bestseller

"Arthur Benjamin . . . joyfully shows you how to make nature's numbers dance."
-Bill Nye

The Magic of Math is the math book you wish you had in school. Using a delightful assortment of examples-from ice-cream scoops and poker hands to measuring mountains and making magic squares-this book revels in key mathematical fields including arithmetic, algebra, geometry, and calculus, plus Fibonacci numbers, infinity, and, of course, mathematical magic tricks. Known throughout the world as the "mathemagician," Arthur Benjamin mixes mathematics and magic to make the subject fun, attractive, and easy to understand for math fan and math-phobic alike.

"A positively joyful exploration of mathematics."
-Publishers Weekly, starred review

"Each [trick] is more dazzling than the last."
-Physics World

The Art of Mental Calculation: addition & subtraction

Arthur Benjamin

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The Art of Mental Calculation will make math fun and accessible to students of all levels. Whether as an enrichment program for aspiring math geniuses or fun practice as a classroom supplement, this book ail have students excited to practice the joys of mental arithmetic in fun new ways. Following Arthur Benjamin's bestseller Secrets of Mental Math, this new workbook provides over 300 examples and exercises for doing rapid mental addition and subtraction. Through clever writing style, amusing illustrations, and engaging dialogue, the book makes math fun and accessible to everyone. The workbook consists of 20 lessons, 40 reproducible pages, an answer key with full solutions, and a certificate for aspiring mental mathemagicians.

The Fascinating World of Graph Theory

Arthur Benjamin

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Graph theory goes back several centuries and revolves around the study of graphs―mathematical structures showing relations between objects. With applications in biology, computer science, transportation science, and other areas, graph theory encompasses some of the most beautiful formulas in mathematics―and some of its most famous problems. The Fascinating World of Graph Theory explores the questions and puzzles that have been studied, and often solved, through graph theory. This book looks at graph theory's development and the vibrant individuals responsible for the field's growth. Introducing fundamental concepts, the authors explore a diverse plethora of classic problems such as the Lights Out Puzzle, and each chapter contains math exercises for readers to savor. An eye-opening journey into the world of graphs, The Fascinating World of Graph Theory offers exciting problem-solving possibilities for mathematics and beyond.

Mathemagics: How to Look Like a Genius Without Really Trying

Arthur Benjamin

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Demonstrates how to solve math problems more quickly in one's head than with a calculator, and describes mathematical tricks and shortcuts

Short-Cut Math

Gerard W. Kelly

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Can you multiply 362 x .5 quickly in your head? Could you readily calculate the square of 41? How much is 635 divided by 2½? Can 727,648 be evenly divided by 8?
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.

Arthur Benjamin: The Magic of Math : Solving for X and Figuring Out Why (Hardcover); 2015 Edition

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Proofs that Really Count: The Art of Combinatorial Proof (Dolciani Mathematical Expositions)

Arthur T. Benjamin

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Mathematics is the science of patterns, and mathematicians attempt to understand these patterns and discover new ones using a variety of tools. In Proofs That Really Count, award-winning math professors Arthur Benjamin and Jennifer Quinn demonstrate that many number patterns, even very complex ones, can be understood by simple counting arguments. The book emphasizes numbers that are often not thought of as numbers that count: Fibonacci Numbers, Lucas Numbers, Continued Fractions, and Harmonic Numbers, to name a few. Numerous hints and references are given for all chapter exercises and many chapters end with a list of identities in need of combinatorial proof. The extensive appendix of identities will be a valuable resource. This book should appeal to readers of all levels, from high school math students to professional mathematicians.

Mathemagics: How to Look Like a Genius Without Really Trying

Arthur Benjamin

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Demonstrates how to solve math problems more quickly in one's head than with a calculator, and describes mathematical tricks and shortcuts

Teach Your Child Math : Making Math Fun for the Both of You

Arthur Benjamin

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By transforming math "problems" into games, this easy-to-follow book gives parents a fun way to help their children learn math. With an expanded section on problem solving, fun word problems, and entertaining visual concepts, it proves that math can be interesting.