by Alejandro Torres Frías

Enjoy very much this great video of Arthur Benjamin, a “mathemagician” at a Ted Conference.  Great fun and funny stuff.

Arthur Benjamin makes numbers dance. In his day job, he’s a professor of math at Harvey Mudd College; in his other day job, he’s a “Mathemagician,” taking the stage in his tuxedo to perform high-speed mental calculations, memorizations and other astounding math stunts. It’s part of his drive to teach math and mental agility in interesting ways, following (more…)