The Math Dude’s 5 Tips to Mastering Mental Math

  • by Jason Marshall
  • Narrated by Jason Marshall
  • 0 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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.

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Most Helpful

Incredible waste of time.

Would you try another book from Jason Marshall and/or Jason Marshall?

No way.


What could Jason Marshall have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Do two things:

One. Put in title a very clear indication that the book is for humanists, beginners, people who never did mental math, and that it gives you very basics. Make sure if an engineering grad reads the title he would skip over it and not even think of buying it.

Two. Remove all the 'inspirational speech' bullshit, stupid real world analogies, and stop repeating yourself multiple times, like you're practicing hypnosis. This is practical tech. stuff, it's not religion, nor philosophy, nor a hypnotherapy session.


What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Anger.


Any additional comments?

I've listened to 35 mins of the book, that's 64% (couldn't handle more), it were probably the most unproductive 35 mins I had in years. Supersimple stuff delivered super slowly. I had answers a second or two after the author was finishing reading his example.

Two stars instead of one, because I think the book may be still (marginally) useful for people with non-technical degrees, or for children. Although it still has good deal of dangerous 'inspirational speech' type of brainwashing.

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- Dmitry

Engaging, Entertaining, & Educational

This was a fantastic book. My kids 10, 12, 14 who have been on a "we hate math" phase for a while have actually enjoyed the book. Jason keeps it light and humorous, while still conveying the basic tips in an easily understandable way. As my daughter said, "it's easy when HE explained it"
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- Riyad

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-13-2011
  • Publisher: Macmillan Audio