The contents of this book should be printed on gold leaf! A person found time to record this work whilst facing death. A work that removes the shroud of mystery that covers a branch of mathematics that holds painful memories for many people. Mental Maths. Mathematicians manipulate numbers with ease; general members of the public or school kids don't. This book shows worked examples of how to do various calculations easier and quicker than 'conventional' means. Example. 23 x 11 2 is the 'first digit' 3 is the 'last digit' 2 + 3 is the 'middle digit' So 23 x 11 = 253 Many more examples and information are presented, so that with practice the 'sums' can be done in your head. It's maths without the tears.