**Why Mental Math**

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Summary

The essence of incorporating mental math into ACT Math Test preparation is highlighted, emphasizing its efficiency over calculators despite initial challenges.

- Mental math is recommended for the ACT Math Test for its speed advantage over calculators.
- Initially, mental math techniques may seem overwhelming and slower than using a calculator.
- An analogy with learning to ride a bicycle is used to illustrate the learning curve associated with mental math.
- Persistence in practicing mental math techniques is crucial for developing faster problem-solving skills than those provided by a calculator.
- The importance of a long-term view and patience in mastering mental math for the ACT is underscored.

Chapters

00:00

The Paradox of Mental Math

00:55

The Bicycle Analogy

02:22

Practicing Mental Math