Mathability: Awaken The Math Genius In Your Child by Shakuntala Devi, is a helpful guide intended for parents, to help nurture and develop mathematical skills in their children.
Summary Of The Book
In Mathability: Awaken The Math Genius In Your Child, renowned mathematician Shakuntala Devi equips parents with the skills and techniques they need to teach their children how to think in mathematics.
Devi maintains that Mathability is more of an attitude than a skill. She states that parents who label their children as poor in mathematics are doing a grave injustice to their child’s mathematical future. By reading this book, the reader will learn not only how to think in mathematics, but also develop problem solving abilities, and an analytical mind frame. These techniques and methods listed in the text are applicable to adults, as well as children. Even housewives and senior executives have found success using the strategies outlined in this book.
Mathability: Awaken The Math Genius In Your Child, is divided into sixteen chapters. It explores numerous mathematical concepts such as equations, fractions, analogies, number systems, and even calculus. These concepts can be found under chapter titles such as Maths In Everyday Life, Origins Of Maths, Maths Is Essential For Success, Nurturing Mathability, Mastering Mathability, Logic Of Mathability, Shorthand of Maths, Human Face of Mathematics, and Eccentricities of Maths.
Mathability: Awaken The Math Genius In Your Child, was published in 2005, by Orient Paperbacks.
About Shakuntala Devi
Shakuntala Devi, was a mathematical genius, Author and Astrologer, often dubbed as the “Human Computer”.
She has authored several books on mathematics and its appreciation. Some of these titles are Puzzles To Puzzle You, Book Of Numbers, Super Memory: It Can Be Yours, and Astrology for You.
Shakuntala Devi’s uncanny math ability was first discovered by her parents at the age of three. She also showed her calculation skills at University of Mysore and Annamalai University at the tender ages of 6 and 8 respectively. In 1982, her name was entered into the Guinness Book of Records for correctly multiplying two 13-digit figures at a speed of just 28 seconds. Due to her quick calculating ability she was called the “Human Computer”. Devi was married to Paritosh Banerji, who was an IAS officer in Bangalore and they had one daughter. Devi passed away on April 21, 2013, from complications with her heart and breathing systems.
6 Jan, 2014