Mathemagic!

Saroja Sreekanth

Mathematics is both an elegant tool and an exceedingly useful language. People often tend to equate mathematical ability with intelligence as they see it used brilliantly by some and poorly by others. Do we really believe that some people are born with a mathematical mind? Actually, the difference between high and low achievers lies not in the brain they were born with but in how they train and learn to use it.

Arithmetic is a powerful tool for day–to-day use. It enables us to handle our lives with greater efficiency. Beyond students and teachers, bank and billing clerks, accountants, business people and even housewives are constantly using numbers. The ability to increase speed and arithmetical agility definitely demands practice in figuring out the right way.

The author can be reached at saroja@gmail.com.

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