30 Days to Number Power
Author: Edward H. Julius
Demonstrates a slew of time-saving tips and tricks for performing common math calculations. Contains sample problems for each trick, leading the reader through step-by-step. Features two mid-terms and a final exam to test your progress plus hundreds of exercise problems ranging from simple to more sophisticated. Also includes sections on ``Mathematical Curiosities'' and ``Parlor Tricks'' for math lovers.
30 Days to Number Mastery
Author: Edward H. Julius
Math skills you can count on! In this eagerly awaited sequel to the popular Rapid Math Tricks and Tips, Professor Ed Julius shows you how to master difficult problems in addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division quickly, easily?and without a calculator. And have fun while doing it! By learning one to two tricks a day for thirty days, you'll be amazed at the increase in your number power. Discover how you can quickly subtract by oversubtracting. Speed up your calculating with place-value multiplication. See how to add in seconds by breaking a number apart. More Rapid Math Tricks and Tips includes: * Step-by-step examples to explain each technique * Over 1,400 sample problems and practice exercises * Challenging "brain builders" to keep you on your toes * Weekly quizzes and a final exam so you can check your progress * Fascinating mathematical curiosities and parlor tricks, such as the Amazing Age-Divining Trick and the Phenomenal Fifth-Root Trick Whether calculating the total at the supermarket checkout, reconciling a bank statement, or figuring the sales tax on your latest purchase, More Rapid Math Tricks and Tips makes working with numbers fast, fun, and easy. It's a must for math lovers, as well as students, teachers, and anyone who works with numbers on a regular basis. "Ed Julius has written another engaging book that will definitely excite the mind." --Mick Horwitz, Founding Director Sierra Canyon College Preparatory School, "The original Rapid Math Tricks and Tips has been a staple in my classroom for the past four years. The sequel is definitely another winner!" --Laurie Curtis-Abbe, Teacher Anacapa Middle School, a California/National School of Excellence a U.S. Department of Education Blue Ribbon Exemplary School
The Mathemagician's Guide to Lightning Calculation and Amazing Math Tricks
Author: Arthur Benjamin,Michael Shermer
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
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.
Author: Dhaval Bathia
Publisher: Jaico Publishing House
A Simplified Approach For Beginners& Can you multiply 231072 by 110649 and get the answer in just a single line? Can you find the cube root of 262144 or 704969 in two seconds? Can you predict the birth-date of a person without him telling you? Can you predict how much money a person has without him telling you? Can you check the final answer without solving the question? Or, in a special case, get the final answer without looking at the question? Can you solve squares, square roots, cube-roots and other problems mentally?All this and a lot more is possible with the techniques of Vedic Mathematics described in this book. The techniques are useful for students, professionals and businessmen. The techniques of Vedic Mathematics have helped millions of students all over the world get rid of their fear of numbers and improve their scores in quantitative subjects. Primary and secondary school students have found the Vedic mathematics approach very exciting. Those giving competitive exams like MBA, MCA, CET, UPSC, GRE, GMAT etc. have asserted that Vedic Mathematics has helped them crack the entrance tests of these exams.
The 30 Day Results Guide to Making the Most of Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Blogging to Grab Headlines and Get Clients
Author: Gail Martin
Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser
Category: Business & Economics
Google and the Internet have changed how the PR game is played—and created an explosion of blogs, Websites, and social media platforms with an insatiable need for news. Small companies can create global visibility for their products on a pennies-a-day budget with online PR and Internet marketing—If they know the tricks of the trade. Using a unique Rule of 30TMapproach, 30 Days to Online PR and Marketing Success helps busy business owners see results fast. Thirty short chapters are packed with real-world tips and proven techniques to create online PR and marketing campaigns that drive traffic to your site and buyers to your products. You’ll quickly and easily learn how to: Use online PR and keywords to climb to the top of search-engine rankings Reach reporters and consumers with hot news and information Blend online PR and Internet marketing to reach millions of targeted prospects on a small budget Looking for rapid online marketing results on a shoestring budget? 30 Days to Online PR & Marketing Success is for you.
50 Easy Ways to Add, Subtract, Multiply, and Divide Without a Calculator
Author: Edward H. Julius
Publisher: Turtleback Books
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Provides instructions for shortcuts of varying degrees of difficulty for doing arithmetical calculations and estimates, and for checking answers.
The Basic Skills : with Answers
Author: Susan Llewellyn,Alec Greer
Publisher: Nelson Thornes
Relating mathematics to everyday life, this textbook is considered particularly suitable for courses such as the City & Guilds Foundation Course in Numeracy, AEB Basic Numeracy, and GNVQ Core Skills. Worked examples and graded exercises provide practice in the use of calculators and estimation, and answers are included. This fifth edition provides practice on basic calculators, practice in estimating, converting miles per hour to kilometres per hour, and calculations which have been updated to include Council Tax and mobile phones.
60 Habit-Forming Programs to Live an Infinitely Better Life
Author: Rosanna Casper
Publisher: Ulysses Press
Thirty-day challenges are the perfect way to develop new habits and get started living a better, fuller life. This book features over 60 ideas to boost creativity, achieve fitness goals, increase productivity, improve relationships and more. Change isn't always easy, but you can do it! Packed with powerful ideas for improving your life in all areas, including fitness, food, mindfulness, relationships, networking and more, this book shows how to create lasting habits by first succeeding at a 30-day challenge. Author Rosanna Casper shares dozens of practical tips, helpful resources and her own secret tricks that will keep you motivated and committed through day 30 and beyond. If you're ready to make some positive changes in your life, just pick a challenge and get started: • WALK 10,000 STEPS • 30 DAYS WITHOUT (ADDED) SUGAR • COOK ONE NEW RECIPE PER DAY • GET BETTER SLEEP • GET RID OF CLUTTER • TAKE A PHOTO EVERY DAY • SPEND 30 MINUTES OUTDOORS • READ 20 PAGES A DAY
How to Learn Anything . . . Fast!
Author: Josh Kaufman
Forget the 10,000 hour rule— what if it’s possible to learn the basics of any new skill in 20 hours or less? Take a moment to consider how many things you want to learn to do. What’s on your list? What’s holding you back from getting started? Are you worried about the time and effort it takes to acquire new skills—time you don’t have and effort you can’t spare? Research suggests it takes 10,000 hours to develop a new skill. In this nonstop world when will you ever find that much time and energy? To make matters worse, the early hours of practicing something new are always the most frustrating. That’s why it’s difficult to learn how to speak a new language, play an instrument, hit a golf ball, or shoot great photos. It’s so much easier to watch TV or surf the web . . . In The First 20 Hours, Josh Kaufman offers a systematic approach to rapid skill acquisition— how to learn any new skill as quickly as possible. His method shows you how to deconstruct complex skills, maximize productive practice, and remove common learning barriers. By completing just 20 hours of focused, deliberate practice you’ll go from knowing absolutely nothing to performing noticeably well. Kaufman personally field-tested the methods in this book. You’ll have a front row seat as he develops a personal yoga practice, writes his own web-based computer programs, teaches himself to touch type on a nonstandard keyboard, explores the oldest and most complex board game in history, picks up the ukulele, and learns how to windsurf. Here are a few of the simple techniques he teaches: Define your target performance level: Figure out what your desired level of skill looks like, what you’re trying to achieve, and what you’ll be able to do when you’re done. The more specific, the better. Deconstruct the skill: Most of the things we think of as skills are actually bundles of smaller subskills. If you break down the subcomponents, it’s easier to figure out which ones are most important and practice those first. Eliminate barriers to practice: Removing common distractions and unnecessary effort makes it much easier to sit down and focus on deliberate practice. Create fast feedback loops: Getting accurate, real-time information about how well you’re performing during practice makes it much easier to improve. Whether you want to paint a portrait, launch a start-up, fly an airplane, or juggle flaming chainsaws, The First 20 Hours will help you pick up the basics of any skill in record time . . . and have more fun along the way.
Author: Markus Zusak
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Category: Young Adult Fiction
DON’T MISS BRIDGE OF CLAY, MARKUS ZUSAK’S FIRST NOVEL SINCE THE BOOK THIEF. The extraordinary #1 New York Times bestseller that is now a major motion picture, Markus Zusak's unforgettable story is about the ability of books to feed the soul. When Death has a story to tell, you listen. It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will become busier still. Liesel Meminger is a foster girl living outside of Munich, who scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can’t resist–books. With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, she learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement. In superbly crafted writing that burns with intensity, award-winning author Markus Zusak, author of I Am the Messenger, has given us one of the most enduring stories of our time. “The kind of book that can be life-changing.” —The New York Times “Deserves a place on the same shelf with The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank.” —USA Today
How Self-Control Works, Why It Matters, and What You Can Do to Get More of It
Author: Kelly McGonigal
Based on Stanford University psychologist Kelly McGonigal's wildly popular course "The Science of Willpower," The Willpower Instinct is the first book to explain the new science of self-control and how it can be harnessed to improve our health, happiness, and productivity. Informed by the latest research and combining cutting-edge insights from psychology, economics, neuroscience, and medicine, The Willpower Instinct explains exactly what willpower is, how it works, and why it matters. For example, readers will learn: Willpower is a mind-body response, not a virtue. It is a biological function that can be improved through mindfulness, exercise, nutrition, and sleep. Willpower is not an unlimited resource. Too much self-control can actually be bad for your health. Temptation and stress hijack the brain's systems of self-control, but the brain can be trained for greater willpower Guilt and shame over your setbacks lead to giving in again, but self-forgiveness and self-compassion boost self-control. Giving up control is sometimes the only way to gain self-control. Willpower failures are contagious—you can catch the desire to overspend or overeat from your friends—but you can also catch self-control from the right role models. In the groundbreaking tradition of Getting Things Done, The Willpower Instinct combines life-changing prescriptive advice and complementary exercises to help readers with goals ranging from losing weight to more patient parenting, less procrastination, better health, and greater productivity at work.
Solving for x and Figuring Out Why
Author: Arthur Benjamin
Publisher: Basic Books
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.
Author: Jakob Trachtenberg
Publisher: Souvenir Press
Jakow Trachtenberg believed that everyone is born with phenomenal abilities to calculate, he devised a set of rules that allows every child to make multiplication, division, addition, subtraction and square-root calculations with unerring accuracy and at remarkable speed.
The Complete Handbook for Building a Superior Vocabulary
Author: Norman Lewis
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
The most effective vocabulary builder in the English language provides a simple, step-by-step method that will increase your knowledge and mastery of written and spoken English. Word Power Made Easy does more than just add words to your vocabulary. It teaches ideas and a method of broadening your knowledge as an integral part of the vocabulary building process. Do you always use the right word? Can you pronounce it—and spell it—correctly? Do you know how to avoid illiterate expressions? Do you speak grammatically, without embarrassing mistakes? If the answer to any of these questions is no, you need Word Power Made Easy. Written in a lively, accessible, and timeless style, and loaded with helpful reviews, progress checks, and quizzes to reinforce the material, this classic resource has helped millions learn to speak and write with confidence.
Author: John J. Mearsheimer
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Category: Political Science
"A superb book.…Mearsheimer has made a significant contribution to our understanding of the behavior of great powers."—Barry R. Posen, The National Interest The updated edition of this classic treatise on the behavior of great powers takes a penetrating look at the question likely to dominate international relations in the twenty-first century: Can China rise peacefully? In clear, eloquent prose, John Mearsheimer explains why the answer is no: a rising China will seek to dominate Asia, while the United States, determined to remain the world's sole regional hegemon, will go to great lengths to prevent that from happening. The tragedy of great power politics is inescapable.
Author: Dale Carnegie
Publisher: Diamond Pocket Books Pvt Ltd
The book 'How to stop worrying & start living' suggest many ways to conquer worry and lead a wonderful life. The book mentions fundamental facts to know about worry and magic formula for solving worry-some situations. Psychologists & Doctors' view: • Worry can make even the most stolid person ill. • Worry may cause nervous breakdown. • Worry can even cause tooth decay • Worry is one of the factors for High Blood Pressure. • Worry makes you tense and nervous and affect the nerves of your stomach. The book suggests basic techniques in analysing worry, step by step, in order to cope up with them. A very interesting feature of the book is 'How to eliminate 50% of your business worries'. The book offers 7 ways to cultivate a mental attitude that will bring you peace and happiness. Also, the golden rule for conquering worry, keeping your energy & spirits high. The book consists of some True Stories which will help the readers in conquering worry to lead you to success in life. The book is full of similar incidences and narrations which will make our readers to understand the situation in an easy way and lead a happy life. A must read book for everyone.
How to Learn Any Language Fast and Never Forget It
Author: Gabriel Wyner
Category: Foreign Language Study
The ultimate rapid language-learning guide! For those who’ve despaired of ever learning a foreign language, here, finally, is a book that will make the words stick. At thirty years old, Gabriel Wyner speaks six languages fluently. He didn’t learn them in school -- who does? -- rather, he learned them in the past few years, working on his own and practicing on the subway, using simple techniques and free online resources. In Fluent Forever Wyner reveals what he’s discovered. The greatest challenge to learning a foreign language is the challenge of memory; there are just too many words and too many rules. For every new word we learn, we seem to forget two old ones, and as a result, fluency can seem out of reach. Fluent Forever tackles this challenge head-on. With empathy for the language-challenged and abundant humor, Wyner deconstructs the learning process, revealing how to build a foreign language in your mind from the ground up. Starting with pronunciation, you’ll learn how to rewire your ears and turn foreign sounds into familiar sounds. You'll retrain your tongue to produce those sounds accurately, using tricks from opera singers and actors. Next, you'll begin to tackle words, and connect sounds and spellings to imagery, rather than translations, which will enable you to think in a foreign language. And with the help of sophisticated spaced-repetition techniques, you'll be able to memorize hundreds of words a month in minutes every day. Soon, you'll gain the ability to learn grammar and more difficult abstract words--without the tedious drills and exercises of language classes and grammar books. This is brain hacking at its most exciting, taking what we know about neuroscience and linguistics and using it to create the most efficient and enjoyable way to learn a foreign language in the spare minutes of your day.
Author: Richard Elwes
This is the perfect introduction for those who have a lingering fear of math. If you think that math is difficult, confusing, dull or just plain scary, then The Math Handbook is your ideal companion. Covering all the basics including fractions, equations, primes, squares and square roots, geometry and fractals, Dr. Richard Elwes will lead you gently towards a greater understanding of this fascinating subject. Even apparently daunting concepts are explained simply, with the assistance of useful diagrams, and with a refreshing lack of jargon. So whether you're an adult or a student, whether you like Sudoku but hate doing sums, or whether you've always been daunted by numbers at work, school or in everyday life, you won't find a better way of overcoming your nervousness about numbers and learning to enjoy making the most of mathematics.
Everyday Maths Made Simple
Author: Richard Elwes
This is the perfect introduction for those who have a lingering fear of maths. If you think that maths is difficult, confusing, dull or just plain scary, then The Maths Handbook is your ideal companion. Covering all the basics including fractions, equations, primes, squares and square roots, geometry and fractals, Dr Richard Elwes will lead you gently towards a greater understanding of this fascinating subject. Even apparently daunting concepts are explained simply, with the assistance of useful diagrams, and with a refreshing lack of jargon. So whether you're an adult or a student, whether you like Sudoku but hate doing sums, or whether you've always been daunted by numbers at work, school or in everyday life, you won't find a better way of overcoming your nervousness about numbers and learning to enjoy making the most of mathematics.
The Art and Science of Remembering Everything
Author: Joshua Foer
The blockbuster phenomenon that charts an amazing journey of the mind while revolutionizing our concept of memory An instant bestseller that is poised to become a classic, Moonwalking with Einstein recounts Joshua Foer's yearlong quest to improve his memory under the tutelage of top "mental athletes." He draws on cutting-edge research, a surprising cultural history of remembering, and venerable tricks of the mentalist's trade to transform our understanding of human memory. From the United States Memory Championship to deep within the author's own mind, this is an electrifying work of journalism that reminds us that, in every way that matters, we are the sum of our memories. From the Trade Paperback edition.