Professor Arthur T. Benjamin, Ph.D.

Professor Arthur T. Benjamin
  • Harvey Mudd College
  • Johns Hopkins University
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As a professor, I have always wanted to bring math to the masses. The Great Courses has helped make that wish come true.

Dr. Arthur T. Benjamin is Professor of Mathematics at Harvey Mudd College. He earned a Ph.D. in Mathematical Sciences from Johns Hopkins University in 1989. Professor Benjamin's teaching has been honored repeatedly by the Mathematical Association of America (MAA). In 2000, he received the MAA Deborah and Franklin Tepper Haimo National Award for Distinguished College or University Teaching of Mathematics. The MAA also named Professor Benjamin the 2006-2008 George Pólya Lecturer. In 2012, Princeton Review profiled him in The Best 300 Professors. He is a professional magician, whose techniques are explained in his book Secrets of Mental Math: The Mathemagician's Guide to Lightning Calculation and Amazing Math Tricks. Professor Benjamin also served for five years as coeditor of Math Horizons magazine. An avid games player, Dr. Benjamin is a past winner of the American Backgammon Tour and has written more than 15 papers on the mathematics of games and puzzles. Professor Benjamin has appeared on dozens of television and radio programs and has been featured in publications, including Scientific American, People, and The New York Times. In 2005, Reader's Digest called him America's Best Math Whiz.

Testimonials

"Professor Benjamin pulls back the curtain on what to most is a scary subject.
In a nutshell, he defuses the minefield of Mathematics."

 

"I wish Arthur Benjamin had been my teacher in college. I was shocked that while listening to him that I was easily grasping concepts that I have struggled with before. Amazing."

 

"Professor Benjamin exemplifies how math should be studied- with an explanatory and carefree spirit to find its wonderful hidden treasure of patterns."

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84 Courses and Sets

  1. (Set) Math and Magic & How Music and Mathematics Relate Set

    (Set) Math and Magic & How Music and Mathematics Relate

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $349.90 Starting at $349.90 $459.90 $349.90$459.90
    Take an innovative look at math with this two-course set. A “mathemagician” teaches you his favorite math-based tricks and the ideas that make them work in Math and Magic. Then, gain a new perspective on two of the greatest achievements of human culture: music and mathematics with How Music and Mathematics Relate.
  2. (Set) The Power of Mathematical Visualization & The Secrets of Mental Math Set on sale

    (Set) The Power of Mathematical Visualization & The Secrets of Mental Math

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Save up to $432.00 Starting at $66.90 $529.90 $66.90$529.90
    No matter how you feel about math, this two-course set will give you a new way to view—and appreciate—this fascinating subject. The Power of Mathematical Visualization teaches you how to approach math visually, to solve problems in a whole new way. The Secrets of Mental Math guides you through all the essential skills, tips, and tricks for improving your ability to solve a range of mathematical problems right in...
  3. (Set) Mind-Bending Math & Joy of Mathematics Set

    (Set) Mind-Bending Math & Joy of Mathematics

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $499.90 Starting at $499.90 $599.90 $499.90$599.90
    Humans have been having fun with mathematics for thousands of years. This two-course set that explores math with magic, riddles, and loads of good humor. The Joy of Math is taught by a mathematician who is literally a magician with numbers, while Mind-Bending Math: Riddles and Paradoxes will demonstrate how math has solved some of the greatest puzzles in history.
  4. (SET) Mathematical Brain Teasers and Logic Puzzles & The Mathematics of Games and Puzzles Set

    (SET) Mathematical Brain Teasers and Logic Puzzles & The Mathematics of Games and Puzzles

    Arthur T. Benjamin
    Starting at $349.90 Starting at $349.90 $459.90 $349.90$459.90
    Discover just how fun math can be with this two-course set packed with engaging, entertaining, and educational puzzles. In Mathematical Brain Teasers and Logic Puzzles, join award-winning teacher and puzzle master Jason Rosenhouse as he teaches you how to master tricky brain teasers, solve challenging riddles, and increase your chances of winning games. Then, in The Mathematics of Games and Puzzles: From Cards to...