The mathemagic of Arthur Benjamin

28 Dec

Turn to chapter 39 of Steven Smith’s The Great Mental Calculators and you will read about Arthur Benjamin.  Benjamin teaches mathematics at Harvey Mudd College. He is also extremely skilled at mental arithmetic. Here is a video of him in performance:

And here is a video of Benjamin talking about the development of his skills:

One Response to “The mathemagic of Arthur Benjamin”


  1. Arthur Benjamin on math education | peakmemory - April 2, 2014

    […] amazing Arthur Benjamin makes the argument that statistics, not calculus, should be the goal of mathematics […]

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