He makes it look simpler but…..ah

Posted: December 1, 2014 in Uncategorized
Benjamin Arthur  'the Mathemagician'

Benjamin Arthur ‘the Mathemagician’

As a routine, I watch at least two ‘Ted talks’ daily. For those who don’t know what I’m talking about, let me summarize Ted talks in less than a handful of words. TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) is a global set of conferences owned by the private non-profit Sapling Foundation, under the slogan: “Ideas Worth Spreading” They address a wide range of topics within the research and practice of science and culture, often through storytelling.

A speaker is given a maximum of 18 minutes to present his or her ideas in the most innovative and engaging ways.

If you have some free time, I really recommend this show for you.

To cut the chase, His name is Arthur Benjamin, he’s a professor of mathematics at Harvey Mudd College. When I watched his presentation, I remembered how my primary school teacher used to whip my ‘ass’ because of failing ‘times table quiz’.

In his other day job, Arthur is a “Mathemagician,” taking the stage to perform high-speed mental calculations, memorisations and other astounding mathematic stunts.

I wont take long talking about this ‘Mathemagician’ but I think it could be been better if he reveals his secrets for young people who are still struggling with my former problem of ‘times table’

follow the link below to watch Arthur Benjamin on Ted x Talks.


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