Mental Math Experiment: Reload

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Mental Math Experiment: Reload

2012-09-10 21:51:51

It's been a long time since I made a record in the blog about the mental math experiment.

At first I had sickness that kicked my brains out of sharp state for about a decade. Then I had a lot of work on my regular job and on site too. So I interrupted my training until better times.

And now I feel the time has come to continue training.

As I was not able to do all two-month training in a row I think the experiment is to be aborted. Now I will just post my experience from doing n-back and mental math trainings as well as my current results.

Yesterday I resumed my trainings.

There were some training days before yesterday, but the sessions were too short, more like warm-up and not the full training.

And when I started mental math exercise yesterday I had a great discouragement doing it. As I mentioned in my previous posts, I decided to add some changes to the mental math exercise.

One of them was to hide the expression to be calculated. And when I started doing the exercise, not seeing the expression, it was a complete disaster.

Before, my best result was 60% on 3x3 multiplication and now I can hardly do 60% with 3x2 multiplication. So my goal is farther that it seemed to be for me.

And it's a good challenge for me to achieve my goal.

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10 Sep 2012 at 22:35

keep on it. I'm trying to get faster in mental math as well and just found your site. I'm looking forward to see your progress!

11 Sep 2012 at 14:22

hi and welcome to the site, hope you enjoy it :)

16 Oct 2012 at 22:20

Hi Sergio,greetings from Spain,It's my first day here,it's an amazing site,thank you for allowing us to enhance our brain skills.

Apart from that it's very useful for my english too,because I have to write and read in english :).I think mental maths are very useful to improve our working memories.You said you don't want to use vedic techniques but I think you should do it because if your goal is to train with 3x3 multiplications you could do it easier with vedic maths.You could train with 4x4 multiplications or with bigger ones so you would keep training your working memory.Vedic math is more natural for our brains.

Congratulations for your good work!!


17 Oct 2012 at 11:13

Hi, Neio, and welcome back to the site! I also practice my English here :)

About the vedic math, I think it's a great way to get much better in mental math. The reason I didn't use the vedic math techniques is that I wanted to have a pure experiment of how fast may I learn to multiply 3x3 numbers with a "brute-force". It's a pity I had to stop the experiment as I had I lot of work, including the work on the site itself. It's funny, there is often a choice for me: to do the brain training or to work on the brain training website instead :)

Good Luck and happy brain training!

03 Mar 2016 at 15:08

hello sergio tank you a lot for making this amazing website ..

can i ask you give us an offline version of your site?

i mean can you make a windows software with all your website games?

tank you

03 Mar 2016 at 19:20

Hi Mostafa!

There is a great free N-Back implementation for the offline usage:

Unfortunately, other exercises are not available offline (or I'm not aware of them).

30 Apr 2013 at 22:26

You should know, that vedic maths has only limited possibilities with mental math and could be applied only with specific arithmetic problems. The Trachtenberg System is a bit better, but you still have use "brute-force" method with the most problems.