Mathability: Awaken the Math Genius in Your Child - Shakuntala Devi


Nothing is more important. In today's increasingly complex and technological world the most important thing you can do for your child is to nurture mathability. It is an attitude. Those who say 'that their child is poor at maths' are doing themselves an injustice. They are undermining the child's future.

Mathability is a skill that teaches a child how to think. Mathability is a skill that develops the inherent intelligence potential. It enhances problem solving abilities and analytical focus. The methods and the techniques are just as suitable for adults as for children. Indeed many of the methods have altered the mindset even of senior executives and housewives.

To something that is often subjected to complexity, confusion and prejudices, Shakuntala Devi brings clarity, simplicity and practicality. She corrects many of the generally held misconceptions and effectively demonstrates how mathability is an acquired skill.

Nuture Mathability. Nurture Success.


Born in a well-known family of Brahmin priests in Bangalore, Shakuntala Devi received her early lessons in mathematics from her grandfather. By the age of five, she was recognised as a child prodigy and an expert in complex mental arithmetic. A year later she demonstrated her talents to a large assembly of students and professors at the University of Mysore.

Hailed as an authentic heroine of our times her feats are recorded in the Guinness Book of World Records. She made international headlines for out-performing and out-computing the most sophisticated computers in the world. Yet Shakuntala Devi dislikes being called the ‘human computer’. She strongly believes that people have minds better than any computer. Her passionate interest in exploring and expanding the learning capacity of the human mind led her to develop the concept of ‘mind dynamics’. She maintains that a child’s curiosity and receptivity during infancy and childhood can never be matched, and we must, as parents, nurture the young minds by offering the right learning process and motivation to develop the innate strengths possessed by every child. This book is a result of her cumulative experience in mind dynamics. 

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