Mathematical Puzzles and Curiosities

This new collection features an intriguing mix of recreational math, logic, and creativity puzzles, many of which first appeared in the author's Daily Telegraph (UK) column.

Author: Barry R. Clarke

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486490912

Category: Mathematics

Page: 173

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"Very satisfying." — Will Shortz, Crossword Editor, The New York Times. This new collection features an intriguing mix of recreational math, logic, and creativity puzzles, many of which first appeared in the author's Daily Telegraph (UK) column. Requiring only basic algebra skills, classic and new puzzles include The Monty Hall Problem, The Unexpected Hanging, The Shakespeare Puzzles, and Finger Multiplication.

Mathematical Puzzles and Other Curiosities for Bright Young Minds

"This book has been written for bright young people who want some extra material to add to their mathematical skills and to introduce some further topics of interest.

Author: Steven Mortimer Hodder

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ISBN: 9781908837035

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Page: 150

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This book has been written for bright young people who want some extra material to add to their mathematical skills and to introduce some further topics of interest. It presents a range of topics in a friendly and informative way with examples and questions throughout, along with further questions and answers for each chapter. The mathematical content, along with the other topics, has been selected for intriguing aspects that are likely to appeal to students of all ages and will hopefully inspire them to seek further knowledge. The author, Steven Hodder, studied mathematics at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels and subsequently became a Senior Lecturer in Computer Science at Coventry University. He has extensive teaching experience in both mathematics and computer science - this book brings out some of the aspects that he found people enjoyed and is pitched at a level that is comprehensible to a wide range of ages and abilities. The book is meant to be fun and an incentive to find out more. There are easy bits as well as some more challenging content, but it will provide a great resource that can be referred to for many years. Apart from the mathematical content, there are also sections that include codes, philosophy, paradoxes, logic, computers, and navigation. The book finishes with a chapter on mathematical tricks which demonstrates various shortcuts and ways of impressing friends.

More Mathematical Puzzles of Sam Loyd

Second collection of amusing, thought-provoking problems and puzzles from the "Cyclopedia.

Author: Sam Loyd

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486207099

Category: Games

Page: 177

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Second collection of amusing, thought-provoking problems and puzzles from the "Cyclopedia." Arithmetic, algebra, speed and distance problems, game theory, counter and sliding block problems, similar topics. 166 problems. 150 original drawings, diagrams.

Professor Stewart s Cabinet of Mathematical Curiosities

Features mathematical oddities such as games, puzzles, facts, numbers and mathematical nibbles.

Author: Ian Stewart

Publisher: Profile Books

ISBN: 1846683459

Category: Mathematics

Page: 320

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School maths is not the interesting part. The real fun is elsewhere. Like a magpie, Ian Stewart has collected the most enlightening, entertaining and vexing 'curiosities' of maths over the years... Now, the private collection is displayed in his cabinet.There are some hidden gems of logic, geometry and probability -- like how to extract a cherry from a cocktail glass (harder than you think), a pop up dodecahedron, the real reason why you can't divide anything by zero and some tips for making money by proving the obvious. Scattered among these are keys to unlocking the mysteries of Fermat's last theorem, the Poincaré Conjecture, chaos theory, and the P/NP problem for which a million dollar prize is on offer. There are beguiling secrets about familiar names like Pythagoras or prime numbers, as well as anecdotes about great mathematicians. Pull out the drawers of the Professor's cabinet and who knows what could happen...

My Best Puzzles in Mathematics

Author: Hubert Phillips

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Mathematical recreations

Page: 107

View: 363


Ingenious Mathematical Problems and Methods

This original collection features 100 of the best puzzles from the mid-20th-century column The Graham Dial, submitted by an international readership of workers in applied mathematics.

Author: L. A. Graham

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486205452

Category: Mathematics

Page: 237

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This original collection features 100 of the best puzzles from the mid-20th-century column The Graham Dial, submitted by an international readership of workers in applied mathematics. Most include details of several problem-solving methods plus critiques of their efficacy, challenging readers to improve on the solutions. Themes include engineering situations, logic, number theory, and geometry.

Intriguing Mathematical Problems

Treasury of challenging brainteasers includes puzzles involving numbers, letters, probability, reasoning, more: The Enterprising Snail, The Fly and the Bicycles, The Lovesick Cockroaches, many others. No advanced math needed. Solutions.

Author: Oswald Jacoby

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486168360

Category: Science

Page: 208

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Treasury of challenging brainteasers includes puzzles involving numbers, letters, probability, reasoning, more: The Enterprising Snail, The Fly and the Bicycles, The Lovesick Cockroaches, many others. No advanced math needed. Solutions.

Mathemagic

Includes elementary puzzles, number stunts, mental multiplication, interest rates, oddities, and more.

Author: Royal V. Heath

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486201104

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 126

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Includes elementary puzzles, number stunts, mental multiplication, interest rates, oddities, and more.

My Best Puzzles in Logic and Reasoning

Emphasizes "the inferential or logical puzzle." "100 puzzles, full solutions"--Back cover.

Author: Hubert Phillips

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486201198

Category: Games

Page: 107

View: 947

Emphasizes "the inferential or logical puzzle." "100 puzzles, full solutions"--Back cover.

The Mathematics of Oz

Filled with an abundance of complex mysteries, sequences, series, puzzles, mazes, and problems, a perplexing journey through the realm of math, mind, and meaning with the author, Dorothy, and Dr. Oz introduces readers to numbers and their ...

Author: Clifford A. Pickover

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521016780

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 351

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Filled with an abundance of complex mysteries, sequences, series, puzzles, mazes, and problems, a perplexing journey through the realm of math, mind, and meaning with the author, Dorothy, and Dr. Oz introduces readers to numbers and their role in creativity, computers, games, and practical research. (Science & Mathematics)

Unusual Mathematical Puzzles Tricks and Oddities

Dodgson was a noted mathematical lecturer and wrote numerous mathematics
texts , including several on geometry and trigonometry . He also described logic
processes and theory in two publications : The Games of Logic and Symbolic ...

Author: Matthew Mandl

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN:

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 122

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Explains puzzles which involve geometry, Fibonacci numbers, logic, computer languages, mathematical quirks, and computer programs

AAAS Science Book List 1978 1986

This fun book is an excellent source of supplementary material for classrooms or
mathematics clubs . It covers some 150 topics , including puzzles , games , and
mathematical oddities , in about one page each . Burns , Marilyn . Math for
Smarty ...

Author: Kathryn Wolff

Publisher: Amer Assn for the Advancement of

ISBN:

Category: Science

Page: 568

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A selected and annotated list of science and mathematics books which supplements the AAAS science book list (3rd ed.; 1970) and the AAAS science book list supplement (1978) ....

Mathematics Library Elementary and Junior High School

Author: Clarence Ethel Hardgrove

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Mathematics

Page: 70

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Mathemagic Magic Puzzles and Games with Numbers

More than 60 new puzzles and stunts based on the properties of numbers.

Author: Royal Vale Heath

Publisher: Courier Dover Publications

ISBN:

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 126

View: 426

More than 60 new puzzles and stunts based on the properties of numbers. Easy techniques for multiplying large numbers mentally, identifying unknown numbers, determining the date of any day in any year, such entertainments as The Lost Digit, and Psychic Bridge. Over 30 pages of magic squares, triangles, cubes, more. 76 illustrations.

CLS Bulletin

I suggest to school librarians that they should include in their libraries some
books on what I have called recreational mathematics , from the list at the end of
this article . These books deal with puzzles and curiosities in mathematics . The
fact ...

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200 Math Puzzles for Kids Aged 12 14 Math Games for Kids 12 to 14

This book is designed to provide a math learning opportunity to foster the curiosity and confidence of children aged 12-14 and set them well on the path to academic success. ⭐ Scroll up and buy now to keep your child ...

Author: Brain Trainer

Publisher: Brain Trainer

ISBN: 9781922364517

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 138

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���� ���� ���� ���� ���� ���� These 200 math logic puzzles will engage and stimulate your child's problem solving ability through addition, subtraction and multiplication of healthy foods. ���� ���� ���� ���� ���� ���� In early childhood education it has been demonstrated that a correlation exists between the level of a child's mathematical ability and their future academic success. The reverse of this relationship has also been observed, where children who are behind the mathematical skills of their peers, continue to fall behind in future studies (Pelkowski, et al. 2019). Furthermore, it is well established in literature that the more maths learning opportunities a child is exposed to, the more growth they will experience in math knowledge (Piasta, et al. 2015). This book is designed to provide a math learning opportunity to foster the curiosity and confidence of children aged 12-14 and set them well on the path to academic success. ���� ⭐ Scroll up and buy now to keep your child stimulated for hours! ⭐ ����

South Indian Teacher

Speaking of Hindu mathematics , Cajori says , “ It is remarkable to what extent
Indian mathematics enters into the ... some mathematical puzzles and curiosities ,
we can successfully sustain their interest and make them feel that mathematics is
 ...

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Category: Education

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The Enjoyment of Math

Requiring no more background than plane geometry and elementary algebra, this book leads the reader into some of the most fundamental ideas of mathematics, the ideas that make the subject exciting and interesting.

Author: Hans Rademacher

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691023519

Category: Mathematics

Page: 204

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What is so special about the number 30? How many colors are needed to color a map? Do the prime numbers go on forever? Are there more whole numbers than even numbers? These and other mathematical puzzles are explored in this delightful book by two eminent mathematicians. Requiring no more background than plane geometry and elementary algebra, this book leads the reader into some of the most fundamental ideas of mathematics, the ideas that make the subject exciting and interesting. Explaining clearly how each problem has arisen and, in some cases, resolved, Hans Rademacher and Otto Toeplitz's deep curiosity for the subject and their outstanding pedagogical talents shine through.

The Colossal Book of Mathematics

The author presents a selection of pieces from his Scientific American "Mathematical Games" column, presenting puzzles and concepts that range from arithmetic and geometrical games to the meaning of M.C. Escher's artwork.

Author: Martin Gardner

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393020236

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 724

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The author presents a selection of pieces from his Scientific American "Mathematical Games" column, presenting puzzles and concepts that range from arithmetic and geometrical games to the meaning of M.C. Escher's artwork.

Practical Projects for the School Library

Puzzles involving arithmetic , geometry , probability and topology , as well as
concepts of speed , value , etc , HSC MATHEMATICS ... Games , magic squares ,
curiosities , and other challenging forms of entertainment based on mathematics .

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Category: School libraries

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