Mental Multiplication (for Social Scientists) Made Easy
27 Pages Posted: 9 Feb 2015 Last revised: 6 Sep 2021
Date Written: February 7, 2015
This outline provides a basic introduction to techniques used to perform mental multiplication, including squares, quickly and accurately. It is intended for social scientists and other non-S.T.E.M. professionals obligated to deal with numbers on a daily basis (e.g., tax attorneys, accountants, etc.). After reviewing this brief paper and practicing the techniques, readers should be able to perform complex multiplication calculations in a matter of seconds.
Keywords: mental math, speed math, math for social science, tax, accounting, arithmetic, multiplication, Mathematical and Quantitative Methods, quantitative techniques
JEL Classification: C00, C06, C63, K34, M04, Z00
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