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# The Trachtenberg Speed System of Basic Mathematics

First developed during WW2, the Trachtenberg speed system makes possible high-speed arithmetical calcula tions with a remarkable degree of accuracy. The system has e ven been known to beat computer calculations - in some insta nces - in terms of speed '

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Published
December 1st 2007
by Souvenir Press
(first published 1960)

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Yes. See, I have a problem. I screw up arithmetic constantly. I have actually written the following on a Calculus test: "6 + 3 = 8." Usually I'm not quite that bad, but when adding/multiplying large numbers, chances are extremely high I will make a mistake.

So I...more

Trachtenberg developed a clever system of mental mathematics and arithmetic whilst he was being held as a prisoner in a Nazi concentration camp.Trachtenberg was an outspoken pacifist and openly condemned Hitler and the Nazi regime.

The Trachtenberg method is not only speedy but simple.There are no multiplication tables and no long division as we know it.To add long columns of numbers we need n...more

Although most of the methods need some practice to get a hand-on, some methods are very natural, that we might be doing without consciously knowing about it.

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Very interesting, somewhat useful. Seems like the authors exaggerate the benefits of the system though. Explanations of the methods are very thorough. A fun read. Lots of cool arithmetic tricks.

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The late Jakow Trachtenberg, founder of the Mathematical Institute in Zurich, Switzerland, and originator of the startling new system of arithmetic, was of firm opinion that everyone comes into the world with 'phenomenal calculation possibilities.'

Trachtenberg married Countess Alice, a member of the [German] aristocracy. An outspoken pacifist, Trachtenberg wrote Das Friedensministerium, a widely r...more

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Trachtenberg married Countess Alice, a member of the [German] aristocracy. An outspoken pacifist, Trachtenberg wrote Das Friedensministerium, a widely r...more

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