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Kalicharan’s “DigitalMath” introduces clever way to do arithmetic with your hands

For Release Upon Receipt - December 12, 2012

St. Augustine

Dr. Noel Kalicharan, Senior Lecturer in Computing and Information Technology at The University of the West Indies (UWI) St. Augustine unveiled his most recent book, “DigitalMath” on December 10.

In his feature address at the book launch, Pro Vice Chancellor and Campus Principal, Professor Clement Sankat said that the book is “a publication that truly promises to add value and cause a fundamental change in everyone who uses it, from children to adults.” DigitalMath makes arithmetic calculations easy, fun and exciting as it empowers children and adults to perform these calculations with amazing speed, even faster than someone with a calculator. According to Dr Kalicharan “Numbers play a big part in our everyday lives and those who are 'good with numbers' are normally regarded as 'more intelligent' than those who aren't. This becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy. DigitalMath gives you a unique opportunity to become good with numbers. With it, you can have the world in your hands.”  

Kalicharan believes that DigitalMath, his first book on mathematics, will be one of his most important publications and have the most far-reaching consequences than any of the others. He hopes that the book will cause a fundamental change in the way that everyone, from children to adults, does arithmetic.

Dr. Noel Kalicharan has been teaching at The UWI since 1976 and published 15 other books in Computer Science, teaching computer programming and problem solving from the beginner to expert level.  

DigitalMath is currently available at the University Bookshop on campus.



About UWI

Over the last six decades, The University of the West Indies (UWI) has evolved from a fledgling college in Jamaica with 33 students to a full-fledged University with over 40,000 students. Today, UWI is the largest and most longstanding higher education provider in the English-speaking Caribbean, with main campuses in Barbados, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago, and Centres in Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, The Bahamas, Belize, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat, St Christopher (St Kitts) & Nevis, St Lucia, and St Vincent & the Grenadines. UWI recently launched its Open Campus, a virtual campus with 45 physical site locations across the region, serving 16 countries in the English-speaking Caribbean. UWI is an international university with faculty and students from over 40 countries and collaborative links with over 60 universities around the world. Through its seven Faculties, UWI offers undergraduate and postgraduate degree options in Engineering, Humanities & Education, Law, Medical Sciences, Science & Technology, Food & Agriculture, and Social Sciences. (Please note that the proper name of the university is The University of the West Indies, inclusive of the “The”, hence The UWI.)