# The Math Dude's 5 Tips to Mastering Mental Math

### Quick & Dirty Tips

#### Available Formats

It's true—you CAN do simple everyday math in your head, without a calculator! Improve your mental math skills in one week with just ten minutes of practice a day. Join The Math Dude, Jason Marshall, as he leads you through the tricky journey of mastering addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, AND percentages in your head. Whether you're calculating the tip on a \$76.85 meal or you're frantically doing mental math in a business meeting—Math Dude has got you covered.

## Book Excerpts

Math Dude's Quick and Dirty Guide to Algebra
* PART I*WHAT IS ALGEBRA, REALLY?

We learn the essentials of algebra and find out how to "take it to the streets" to help us get stuff done.

Though this be madness, yet there is method in't.
--William ShakespeareCHAPTER 1Taking Algebra to the StreetsIf people do not believe that mathematics is simple, it is only because they do not realize how complicated life is.
--John von Neumann

In case you haven't heard the news, it turns out that life is not just about
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## Reviews

### Praise for The Math Dude's 5 Tips to Mastering Mental Math

"Chock-full of diagrams, illustrations, and examples, this book strips away some of the mystery, thereby eliminating common stumbling blocks."--Library Journal

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### Jason Marshall; Read by the author

When not writing and hosting the Math Dude’s Quick and Dirty Tips to Make Math Easier podcast, Jason Marshall works as a staff research scientist at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) studying the infrared light emitted by starburst galaxies and quasars. Before that, he was a postdoctoral scholar at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL). Jason obtained a PhD from Cornell University, where he worked with the team of astronomers that built the IRS (nothing to do with taxes) instrument for the Spitzer Space Telescope and helped teach many physics and astronomy classes. In addition to these astronomical pursuits, Jason has many earthly interests: traveling the world, tinkering with technology, watching and playing soccer, and spending time with his wife, Shannon, fixing up their small but increasingly comfortable Los Angeles area home.

Jason Marshall

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### Available Formats and Book Details

The Math Dude's 5 Tips to Mastering Mental Math

## Unabridged Digital Audio

Macmillan Audio
July 2011
Unabridged Digital Audio
ISBN: 9781427217721
ISBN10: 1427217726
Audio Run Time: 30
\$3.99
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