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Quick(er) Calculations: How to add, subtract, multiply, square, and square root more swiftly

Trevor Davis Lipscombe

Abstract

Quick(er) Calculations describes tips, tricks, and techniques to enable the reader to add, subtract, multiply, divide, find square roots, and form squares more rapidly than before. There are over 600 examples on which readers can practice these skills. The text includes worked examples, drawn from historical time periods from the ancient world up to today, and mathematical techniques developed from civilizations ancient to modern, both Western and non-Western.

Keywords: Arithmetic, rapid mathematics, mental mathematics, square roots, powers, accounting, history of mathematics, multicultural mathematics, mathematics education, mathemagic

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9780198852650
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2021 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198852650.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Trevor Davis Lipscombe, author
Director, Catholic University of America Press