Chapter 1 Mental mathematics While physics and mathematics may tell us how the universe began, they are not much use in predicting human behavior because there are far too many equations to solve. I'm no better than anyone else at understanding what makes people tick, particularly women. Stephen Hawking If a man's wit be wandering, let him study the mathematics. Francis Bacon Mental Chapter 1 Mental mathematics While physics and mathematics may tell us how the universe began, they are not much use in predicting human behavior because there are far too many equations to solve. I'm no better than anyone else at understanding what makes people tick, particularly women. Stephen Hawking If a man's wit be wandering, let him study the mathematics. Francis Bacon Mental mathematics is something that I have learned since when I was 10 years. I used to recite the 12 times multiplication tables by hard and just for fun add in the 13 times table. It helps greatly when you know 7 x 7 =49 and 13 x 13 =169 by hard. If you wish you can even learn up to 20 times table but that is just an exercise. To really know mathematics you really must have an interest in mathematics and its basic principles. For example in mathematics always multiply and divide before adding or subtracting unless there are brackets involved. After all you use it every day in buying things for money so you should know what would be your change after a purchase. The major reason people in general say they ‘hate mathematics’ is not that they really hate mathematics but that they hate failure. They equate mathematics with failure. People generally equate mathematical ability with intelligence. If you are good at maths, you are intelligent; if you do poorly and struggle you are not so smart. Students not only believe this about others, they believe it about themselves. No one likes to feel that he or she is unintelligent, especially in front of a class of friends and peers. The most certain way to get students to enjoy mathematics is to enable them to succeed. This is the object of my methods, to enable those who have failed in the past to succeed. It is one thing to tell a student, ‘You can do it’. It is quite another to get the student to believe it. What is mental Mathematics? Mental mathematics is where you use your brain mentally to get the answers in questions on mathematics It helps you increase concentration It helps to form the memory of your brain It increases the brain capability to remember several ideas at once. People at any age learn to deal with different concepts simultaneously. Mental calculation will permit you to develop a ‘sense’ for numbers. You will learn to be capable to better estimate answers. Learning mathematics helps the person to have an ability to think laterally. The methods taught in Mental Mathematics will help you develop capability to t o use other ways of thinking and doing your answers. The learning person will learn to look for non-standard methods of problem-solving and calculations. Mathematical knowledge increases your confidence and self-esteem. These methods will give you the confidence in your mental thinking, intelligence and problem-solving capabilities. Chapter 2 Addition Here is a basic rule for mental addition: 1. To add 9, add 10 and subtract 1; 2. To add 8, add 10 and subtract 2; 3. To add 7, add 10 and subtract 3, And so on.

# A Simple Guide To Mental Mathematics, And The Fun Of Mathematics

Chapter 1 Mental mathematics While physics and mathematics may tell us how the universe began, they are not much use in predicting human behavior because there are far too many equations to solve. I'm no better than anyone else at understanding what makes people tick, particularly women. Stephen Hawking If a man's wit be wandering, let him study the mathematics. Francis Bacon Mental Chapter 1 Mental mathematics While physics and mathematics may tell us how the universe began, they are not much use in predicting human behavior because there are far too many equations to solve. I'm no better than anyone else at understanding what makes people tick, particularly women. Stephen Hawking If a man's wit be wandering, let him study the mathematics. Francis Bacon Mental mathematics is something that I have learned since when I was 10 years. I used to recite the 12 times multiplication tables by hard and just for fun add in the 13 times table. It helps greatly when you know 7 x 7 =49 and 13 x 13 =169 by hard. If you wish you can even learn up to 20 times table but that is just an exercise. To really know mathematics you really must have an interest in mathematics and its basic principles. For example in mathematics always multiply and divide before adding or subtracting unless there are brackets involved. After all you use it every day in buying things for money so you should know what would be your change after a purchase. The major reason people in general say they ‘hate mathematics’ is not that they really hate mathematics but that they hate failure. They equate mathematics with failure. People generally equate mathematical ability with intelligence. If you are good at maths, you are intelligent; if you do poorly and struggle you are not so smart. Students not only believe this about others, they believe it about themselves. No one likes to feel that he or she is unintelligent, especially in front of a class of friends and peers. The most certain way to get students to enjoy mathematics is to enable them to succeed. This is the object of my methods, to enable those who have failed in the past to succeed. It is one thing to tell a student, ‘You can do it’. It is quite another to get the student to believe it. What is mental Mathematics? Mental mathematics is where you use your brain mentally to get the answers in questions on mathematics It helps you increase concentration It helps to form the memory of your brain It increases the brain capability to remember several ideas at once. People at any age learn to deal with different concepts simultaneously. Mental calculation will permit you to develop a ‘sense’ for numbers. You will learn to be capable to better estimate answers. Learning mathematics helps the person to have an ability to think laterally. The methods taught in Mental Mathematics will help you develop capability to t o use other ways of thinking and doing your answers. The learning person will learn to look for non-standard methods of problem-solving and calculations. Mathematical knowledge increases your confidence and self-esteem. These methods will give you the confidence in your mental thinking, intelligence and problem-solving capabilities. Chapter 2 Addition Here is a basic rule for mental addition: 1. To add 9, add 10 and subtract 1; 2. To add 8, add 10 and subtract 2; 3. To add 7, add 10 and subtract 3, And so on.

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