Entertaining Mathematical Puzzles

Playing with mathematical riddles can be an intriguing and fun-filled pastime — as popular science writer Martin Gardner proves in this entertaining collection.

Author: Martin Gardner

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486252117

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

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Playing with mathematical riddles can be an intriguing and fun-filled pastime — as popular science writer Martin Gardner proves in this entertaining collection. Puzzlists need only an elementary knowledge of math and a will to resist looking up the answer before trying to solve a problem. Written in a light and witty style, Entertaining Mathematical Puzzles is a mixture of old and new riddles, grouped into sections that cover a variety of mathematical topics: money, speed, plane and solid geometry, probability, topology, tricky puzzles, and more. The probability section, for example, points out that everything we do, everything that happens around us, obeys the laws of probability; geometry puzzles test our ability to think pictorially and often, in more than one dimension; while topology, among the "youngest and rowdiest branches of modern geometry," offers a glimpse into a strange dimension where properties remain unchanged, no matter how a figure is twisted, stretched, or compressed. Clear and concise comments at the beginning of each section explain the nature and importance of the math needed to solve each puzzle. A carefully explained solution follows each problem. In many cases, all that is needed to solve a puzzle is the ability to think logically and clearly, to be "on the alert for surprising, off-beat angles...that strange hidden factor that everyone else had overlooked." Fully illustrated, this engaging collection will appeal to parents and children, amateur mathematicians, scientists, and students alike, and may, as the author writes, make the reader "want to study the subject in earnest" and explains "some of the inviting paths that wind away from the problems into lusher areas of the mathematical jungle." 65 black-and-white illustrations.

Fun With The New Math

Author: Jerome S. Meyer and Stuart Hanlon

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Entertaining Mathematical Teasers and how to Solve Them

160 math teasers and 40 alphametics will provide hours of mind-stretching entertainment. Accessible to high school students. Solutions. Four Appendices.

Author: James Alston Hope Hunter

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486245003

Category: Games

Page: 109

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160 math teasers and 40 alphametics will provide hours of mind-stretching entertainment. Accessible to high school students. Solutions. Four Appendices.

Golf on the Moon

From the author of Dover's Mental Gymnastics come these amusing and challenging new puzzles. Abounding in mathematical paradoxes and logic puzzles, the collection also features a variety of sports-related riddles and paradigms.

Author: Dick Hess

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486497380

Category: Games

Page: 160

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From the author of Dover's Mental Gymnastics come these amusing and challenging new puzzles. Abounding in mathematical paradoxes and logic puzzles, the collection also features a variety of sports-related riddles and paradigms. These brainteasers vary in complexity from playful propositions to tough mathematical conundrums. Suitable for ages 12 and up. Solutions.

Mathematical Fun Games and Puzzles

Brush up on your math skills with fun games and puzzles.

Author: Jack Frohlichstein

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486207896

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 306

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Brush up on your math skills with fun games and puzzles.

Logic Math Puzzles

Logic Math Puzzles is a fun and entertaining book, which will help your teen to become more involved with math problems and better able to solve them. Get a copy now!

Author: Daniel Moran

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 9781973326908

Category:

Page: 102

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Do you love math and logic puzzles? We have something new for you - math puzzles Hundred! Hundred is a square grid, whose cells are to be filled by some digits. The task is to fill additional digits in required cells such that the sum of numbers in each row and each column equals to 100. At first the puzzles can seem complicated, but as soon as the brain gets used to working in the way it should, they become second nature. Logic Math Puzzles is a fun and entertaining book, which will help your teen to become more involved with math problems and better able to solve them. Get a copy now!

Mathematical Puzzles

Mathematical Puzzles makes this connection explicit by isolating important mathematical methods, then using them to solve puzzles and prove a theorem.

Author: Peter Winkler

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0429557973

Category: Mathematics

Page: 302

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Research in mathematics is much more than solving puzzles, but most people will agree that solving puzzles is not just fun: it helps focus the mind and increases one's armory of techniques for doing mathematics. Mathematical Puzzles makes this connection explicit by isolating important mathematical methods, then using them to solve puzzles and prove a theorem. Features A collection of the world’s best mathematical puzzles Each chapter features a technique for solving mathematical puzzles, examples, and finally a genuine theorem of mathematics that features that technique in its proof Puzzles that are entertaining, mystifying, paradoxical, and satisfying; they are not just exercises or contest problems.

Intriguing Puzzles in Math and Logic

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Author: Stephen Barr

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486283111

Category: Games

Page: 164

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Over 60 baffling brain benders: Two Glasses of Port, Wolf in Sheep's Compound, The Infinite Chessboard, Bughouse Binary, more. Answers.

The Mathematics of Various Entertaining Subjects

This latest volume gathers together the top experts in recreational math and presents a compelling look at board games, card games, dice, toys, computer games, and much more.

Author: Jennifer Beineke

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400889138

Category: Mathematics

Page: 408

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The history of mathematics is filled with major breakthroughs resulting from solutions to recreational problems. Problems of interest to gamblers led to the modern theory of probability, for example, and surreal numbers were inspired by the game of Go. Yet even with such groundbreaking findings and a wealth of popular-level books, research in recreational mathematics has often been neglected. The Mathematics of Various Entertaining Subjects now returns with a brand-new compilation of fascinating problems and solutions in recreational mathematics. This latest volume gathers together the top experts in recreational math and presents a compelling look at board games, card games, dice, toys, computer games, and much more. The book is divided into five parts: puzzles and brainteasers, geometry and topology, graph theory, games of chance, and computational complexity. Readers will discover what origami, roulette wheels, and even the game of Trouble can teach about math. Essays contain new results, and the contributors include short expositions on their topic’s background, providing a framework for understanding the relationship between serious mathematics and recreational games. Mathematical areas explored include combinatorics, logic, graph theory, linear algebra, geometry, topology, computer science, operations research, probability, game theory, and music theory. Investigating an eclectic mix of games and puzzles, The Mathematics of Various Entertaining Subjects is sure to entertain, challenge, and inspire academic mathematicians and avid math enthusiasts alike.

Mathematics and Chess

99 puzzles built around the chessboard. Arithmetical and probability problems, chessboard recreations, geometrical puzzles, mathematical amusements and games, more. Solutions.

Author: Miodrag Petkovi?

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486294322

Category: Mathematics

Page: 132

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99 puzzles built around the chessboard. Arithmetical and probability problems, chessboard recreations, geometrical puzzles, mathematical amusements and games, more. Solutions.

Mathematical Puzzles

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Author: Sam Loyd

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486204987

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 167

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Choice puzzles by one of America's most ingenious creators of mathematical entertainments, ranging from simple exercises in arithmetic to complex calculus problems

Mathematical Puzzle Tales

Martin Gardner is widely known for his writing on recreational mathematics, not least for the myriad problems he has devised over some 25 years for Scientific American. In this book are 36 of his best brainteasers.

Author: Martin Gardner

Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.

ISBN: 1470451786

Category: Education

Page: 151

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Martin Gardner is widely known for his writing on recreational mathematics, not least for the myriad problems he has devised over some 25 years for Scientific American. In this book are 36 of his best brainteasers. These are not simply cunning puzzles, but serve to illustrate the art of the mathematician as problem solver, and their solution draws on ideas from topology, probability, number theory, logic and beyond. Fully worked answers are given, which, in turn, lead to additional problems for the reader. For anybody who likes to solve mathematical problems, this book will be both entertaining and a challenge.

Mathematical Recreations and Essays

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Gardner.

Author: Walter William Rouse Ball

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486253570

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 428

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This classic work offers scores of stimulating, mind-expanding games and puzzles: arithmetical and geometrical problems, chessboard recreations, magic squares, map-coloring problems, cryptography and cryptanalysis, much more. "A must to add to your mathematics library" ? The Mathematics Teacher. Index. References for Further Study. Includes 150 black-and-white line illustrations.

The Canterbury Puzzles

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TEASERS AND How To SOLVE THEM, J. A. H. Hunter. (0-486-24500–4)
DAZZLING ...

Author: H. E. Dudeney

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486425584

Category: Games

Page: 256

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This book includes 110 puzzles, not as individual problems but as incidents in connected stories. The first 31 are amusingly posed by pilgrims in Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. Additional puzzles are presented using different characters. Many require only the ability to exercise logical or visual skills; others offer a stimulating challenge to the mathematically advanced.

A Gardner s Workout

Gardner's problems foster an agility of the mind as they entertain. This volume presents a new collection of problems and puzzles not previously published in book form. Marti

Author: Martin Gardner

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1439864098

Category: Mathematics

Page: 319

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For many decades, Martin Gardner, the Grand Master of mathematical puzzles, has provided the tools and projects to furnish our all-too-sluggish minds with an athletic workout. Gardner's problems foster an agility of the mind as they entertain. This volume presents a new collection of problems and puzzles not previously published in book form. Marti

Perplexing Puzzles and Tantalizing Teasers

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Author: Martin Gardner

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486256375

Category: Games

Page: 208

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Combines two previously published works, resulting in ninety-three brain-teasing puzzles, riddles, and questions with an emphasis on humor.

Math and Logic Puzzles for PC Enthusiasts

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TEASERS ...

Author: J. J. Clessa

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486291925

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 131

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Treasury of 135 bafflers (70 "quickies" and 65 "micropuzzles") specially designed for computer hobbyists. Puzzles range from relatively simple exercises in logic to daunting mathematical brainteasers. Although a computer is helpful, many can be solved with pocket calculator, pen-and-paper or just plain brain-power. Introduction. Answers.

Intriguing Mathematical Problems

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Author: Oswald Jacoby

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486292618

Category: Science

Page: 191

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Treasury of stimulating, challenging brainteasers includes puzzles involving numbers, letters, probability, reasoning, whole numbers, more. The Enterprising Snail, The Fly and the Bicycles, The Lovesick Cockroaches, Mr. Wright and the Insurance Salesman, many others. No advanced math needed. Solutions included.

Test Your Logic

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Author: George J. Summers

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486228778

Category: Games

Page: 100

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Fifty unique brain-teasers requiring a minimum of mathematical skills challenge the reader's ability to reason logically

Famous Puzzles of Great Mathematicians

Concise biographies of many mathematicians mentioned in the text are also included. The majority of the mathematical problems presented in this book originated in number theory, graph theory, optimization, and probability.

Author: Miodrag Petkovi_

Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.

ISBN: 0821848143

Category: Mathematics

Page: 325

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This entertaining book presents a collection of 180 famous mathematical puzzles and intriguing elementary problems that great mathematicians have posed, discussed, and/or solved. The selected problems do not require advanced mathematics, making this book accessible to a variety of readers. Mathematical recreations offer a rich playground for both amateur and professional mathematicians. Believing that creative stimuli and aesthetic considerations are closely related, great mathematicians from ancient times to the present have always taken an interest in puzzles and diversions. The goal of this book is to show that famous mathematicians have all communicated brilliant ideas, methodological approaches, and absolute genius in mathematical thoughts by using recreational mathematics as a framework. Concise biographies of many mathematicians mentioned in the text are also included. The majority of the mathematical problems presented in this book originated in number theory, graph theory, optimization, and probability. Others are based on combinatorial and chess problems, while still others are geometrical and arithmetical puzzles. This book is intended to be both entertaining as well as an introduction to various intriguing mathematical topics and ideas. Certainly, many stories and famous puzzles can be very useful to prepare classroom lectures, to inspire and amuse students, and to instill affection for mathematics.