**A New York Times bestseller**

A mathematician who is known throughout the world as the “mathemagician,” Arthur Benjamin mixes mathematics and magic to make the subject fun, attractive, and easy to understand. In

If you are already someone who likes math, this book will dazzle and amuse you. If you never particularly liked or understood math, Benjamin will enlighten you and—with a wave of his magic wand—turn you into a math lover.

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“The book is a fast-paced tour of 12 broad topics ranging from simple arithmetic to the subtleties of infinite sums…. Benjamin approaches all of these subjects with the goal of emphasizing the wonder and magic inherent in them, while still giving the reader a sense of the mathematics hiding of the magicians sleeve…. The book offers a dizzying array of mathematical delights. But here, once the mathemagician has finished his sleight-of-hand, we have the luxury of peeking behind the curtain to understand how all those tricks are done.”

**— Math Horizons**

“[Benjamin] use[s] some interesting trickery to draw the reader into the conversation about the importance of math in everyday life....

“[A] well-written, entertaining volume.... This solid reference for teachers seeking interesting classroom examples (and jokes) could easily lure a student into further studies in mathematics.”

“There's a playful joy to be found in this book, for readers at any level. Most magicians don't reveal their secrets because doing so would spoil the fun, but in

“Art Benjamin is a mathematics professor, a magician, a public intellectual, an entertainer, a lightning calculator, and one of the finest men I've ever known. With

“They say magicians should never reveal their secrets. Happily, Art Benjamin has ignored this silly adage—for in this small volume, Benjamin reveals to his audience the secrets of numbers and other mathematical illusions that have intrigued mathematicians for millennia.”

“This book will be magical for my students, as it would have been for me throughout my school days. They'll be able to revisit the book frequently as they learn more math, finding deeper appreciation and discovering new areas to explore with each visit.”

“In

"In

“This excellent book is filled with mathematical magic.... Benjamin's writing is very readable and entertaining: his numbers dance. ”

“The book delivers on all the promise of both aspects of Benjamin's talent: teacher and performer. Like [Martin] Gardner, Benjamin telegraphs a joy in surprising mathematical stunts.... I recommend this book for the math enthusiast embarking on his or her university career, the high school adept in your life intrigued by math yet bored in class, or someone remembering fondly math as their favorite subject yet lacking time to enroll in courses now.”

“[A] fascinating book…. The writing style is inviting, and the book is filled with fun examples. Readers can easily jump around and choose from the wide variety of topics or read straight through.”

“Whether it's been decades since you last took algebra or you're currently dealing with the aches of solving for x,

“Arthur Benjamin's

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“As soon as the reader has absorbed one ‘trick', Benjamin is already moving on to the next one – and each is more dazzling than the last.”

“An enthusiastic celebration of the beauty of mathematics.... Benjamin delivers a primer generously filled with insights and intuitions that make math approachable, interesting, and, yes, beautiful.”

“[A] positively joyful exploration of mathematics. [Benjamin's] approach is simple and refreshingly practical.... Whether figuring out compound interest, using trigonometry to determine the height of a tree, or employing calculus to work out a shortest possible walking route, each topic is presented in the clearest, simplest way possible.... [I]ts energy and enthusiasm should charm even the most math-phobic readers.”

“Arthur Benjamin shows you that numbers do more than just keep track of things and solve problems. He joyfully shows you how to make nature's numbers dance. Let his book be your partner for a lifetime of learning.”

“Mathematics is full of surprisingly beautiful patterns, which Art Benjamin's witty personality brings to life in

“

“This book is a whirlwind tour of mathematics from arithmetic and algebra all the way to calculus and infinity, and especially the number 9. Art Benjamin's enthusiastic and engaging writing style makes

“Prepare to be dazzled and delighted. In

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“Conventional magic works because you can't understand how it works. The magic of mathematics comes from that exciting “aha” moment when you suddenly get what's going on. Art Benjamin breaks all the rules of the Magic Circle in this book and provides readers with an all-access backstage pass to the magical world of mathematics.”

**Arthur Benjamin** holds a PhD from Johns Hopkins University and is a professor of mathematics at Harvey Mudd College, where he has taught since 1989. He is a noted “mathemagician,” known for being able to perform complicated computations in his head. He is the author, most recently, of *The Secrets of Mental Math*, and has appeared on The Today Show and The Colbert Report. Benjamin has been profiled in such publications as the *New York Times*, the *Los Angeles Times*, *USA Today*, *Scientific American*, *Discover*, and *Wired*.

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**Descrizione libro **The Perseus Books Group, United States, 2015. Hardback. Condizione libro: New. 235 x 156 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. A New York Times bestseller 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 empowers you to see the beauty, simplicity, and truly magical properties behind those formulas and equations that once left your head spinning. You ll learn the key ideas of classic areas of mathematics like arithmetic, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and calculus, but you ll also have fun fooling around with Fibonacci numbers, investigating infinity, and marveling over mathematical magic tricks that will make you look like a math genius! A mathematician who is known throughout the world as the mathemagician, Arthur Benjamin mixes mathematics and magic to make the subject fun, attractive, and easy to understand. In The Magic of Math, Benjamin does more than just teach skills: with a tip of his magic hat, he takes you on as his apprentice to teach you how to appreciate math the way he does. He motivates you to learn something new about how to solve for x, because there is real pleasure to be found in the solution to a challenging problem or in using numbers to do something useful. But what he really wants you to do is be able to figure out why, for that s where you ll find the real beauty, power, and magic of math. If you are already someone who likes math, this book will dazzle and amuse you. If you never particularly liked or understood math, Benjamin will enlighten you and--with a wave of his magic wand--turn you into a math lover. Codice libro della libreria AAS9780465054725

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**Descrizione libro **The Perseus Books Group, United States, 2015. Hardback. Condizione libro: New. 235 x 156 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. A New York Times bestseller 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 empowers you to see the beauty, simplicity, and truly magical properties behind those formulas and equations that once left your head spinning. You ll learn the key ideas of classic areas of mathematics like arithmetic, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and calculus, but you ll also have fun fooling around with Fibonacci numbers, investigating infinity, and marveling over mathematical magic tricks that will make you look like a math genius! A mathematician who is known throughout the world as the mathemagician, Arthur Benjamin mixes mathematics and magic to make the subject fun, attractive, and easy to understand. In The Magic of Math, Benjamin does more than just teach skills: with a tip of his magic hat, he takes you on as his apprentice to teach you how to appreciate math the way he does. He motivates you to learn something new about how to solve for x, because there is real pleasure to be found in the solution to a challenging problem or in using numbers to do something useful. But what he really wants you to do is be able to figure out why, for that s where you ll find the real beauty, power, and magic of math. If you are already someone who likes math, this book will dazzle and amuse you. If you never particularly liked or understood math, Benjamin will enlighten you and--with a wave of his magic wand--turn you into a math lover. Codice libro della libreria AAS9780465054725

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