Video by Jesse Medalia Strauss for TalkingScience
Eleven year old Ethan Brown is a young apprentice of Dr. Arthur Benjamin, AKA the Mathemagician. Using methods described by Benjamin in his book, Secrets of Mental Math: The Mathemagician's Guide to Lightning Calculation and Amazing Math Tricks, Brown entertains crowds with his feats of calculation. Faster than a calculator, Brown mentally multiplies enormous numbers and calculates squares. TalkingScience video producer Jesse Medalia Strauss caught up with him at the 2011 World Science Festival.
For more, see our interview with Dr. Arthur Benjamin.