Mathematics Awareness Month (MAM) – April 4

oNthumb04Are you participating in Mathematics Awareness Month (MAM) this year? Today’s topic pertains to mental math. Arthur Benjamin truly is impressive at his Ted Talk. Watch it below or visit http://on.ted.com/smcF. Dr. Benjamin’s website says

Dr. Arthur Benjamin is both a professor of mathematics and a magician. He has combined his two loves to create a dynamic presentation called “Mathemagics,” suitable for all audiences, where he demonstrates and explains his secrets for performing rapid mental calculations faster than a calculator. He has presented his high energy talk for thousands of groups throughout the world.

MAM has listed some challenges from Dr. Benjamin. Check them out at http://www.mathaware.org/mam/2014/calendar/mentalmath.html.

How would you stand in a mental math competition against Dr. Benjamin?

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