Faster than a calculator | Arthur Benjamin | TEDxOxford

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  • 7/04/2013 को प्रकाशित
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    Benjamin makes numbers dance. In his day job, he's a professor of mathematics at Harvey Mudd College; in his other day job, he's a "Mathemagician," taking the stage to perform high-speed mental calculations, memorisations and other astounding mathematic stunts. It's part of his drive to teach math and mental agility in interesting ways, following in the footsteps of such heroes as Martin Gardner.
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  • R K
    R K साल पहले +4

    The calculators deserve a round of applause for calculating as fast as him.

  • 𓈗 𓇡	𓇢 You tube 𓆓
    𓈗 𓇡 𓇢 You tube 𓆓 2 साल पहले +1

    Its not talent,

  • SPSheep
    SPSheep साल पहले +3

    "Does anyone have a calculator?"

  • am45in46 XD
    am45in46 XD साल पहले +3

    And then there is me who is typing 10+15 on my calculator during my math exam bc I have trust issues

  • Mathijs Arend
    Mathijs Arend साल पहले +724

    For those wondering, at

  • King
    King साल पहले +1

    he wrote a book explaining his tricks. that book served me well back in high school

  • Bradley4ever
    Bradley4ever 3 साल पहले +24

    All of the dislikes were calculator manufacturers.

  • [GD] Slapp
    [GD] Slapp 2 साल पहले +1

    Teacher: get your calculators out!

  • wrh152
    wrh152 साल पहले +343

    I loved the "Light, Tomorrow" moment to describe 51,134, because he is uses the same memory trick my father taught me as a 10 year old in 1980 to remember card sequences. It is really useful and anyone can learn it. When he says he's "storing numbers" in a "phonetic code", he means he is comitting the number to an image (made of words) and when he wants to recall the number he just reaches for the words and (if you know the trick) you can reconvert the words to the number. The sequence he is using is the classic "peg sequence" from Harry Lorayne: Tie = 1, Noah = 2, Ma = 3, Rye = 4, Law = 5 etc. So Light = 5 and 1 (L and T), and Tomorrow is the 1 and 3 and 4 (T and M and R).

  • ͔
    ͔ साल पहले +7

    Asian parents:

  • Foarest
    Foarest साल पहले +991

    he just memorized every possible equation ever. It's that simple.

  • JG
    JG  +82

    I like how he takes more time saying the answer than he does solving the problem

  • Bombour
    Bombour 3 साल पहले +3

    I hope he had lots of kids for the sake of humanity.

  • Daniel Adeyinka
    Daniel Adeyinka 2 साल पहले +2

    "I would attempt to square a five digit number, and I can...but unfortunately most calculators can not". Omg 🤣🤣

  • Purple Rick
    Purple Rick साल पहले +1

    He : does multiplications within seconds

  • Amiin A. Aidid

    This is not easy. He worked his whole career on it. Made researches and had all those sleepless nights thinking of them. Everything the person puts an effort on, becomes this wholesome.

  • sirius black7
    sirius black7 साल पहले +67

    The fact that he can instantly run through tons of numbers in his head to get the answer literally blows my mind and I can not even begin to comprehend how his brain possibly does it

  • Serwan Sheran
    Serwan Sheran 21 दिन पहले +2

    I hope I had this teacher in my primary school! I would love mathematics! Great practice and amazing teaching !

  • Radiated Leader
    Radiated Leader 2 साल पहले +2

    Teacher: "you won't always have a calculator on you"

  • Arthur Cooperman
    Arthur Cooperman 2 साल पहले +13

    I love how he makes the audience give the dudes with calculators on stage a round of applause for doing what he did in one second in his head