My Best Mathematical and Logic Puzzles

The noted expert selects 70 of his favorite "short" puzzles, including such mind-bogglers as The Returning Explorer, The Mutilated Chessboard, Scrambled Box Tops, and dozens more involving logic and basic math. Solutions.

Author: Martin Gardner

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486320324

Category: Games & Activities

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The noted expert selects 70 of his favorite "short" puzzles, including such mind-bogglers as The Returning Explorer, The Mutilated Chessboard, Scrambled Box Tops, and dozens more involving logic and basic math. Solutions.

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.

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

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

My Best Puzzles in Mathematics

Author: Hubert Phillips

Publisher:

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Category: Mathematical recreations

Page: 107

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The Mathematics of Various Entertaining Subjects

Puzzle 37 in My Best Mathematical and Logic Puzzles, 2D. Dover, New York,
1994 [2] B. A. Kordemsky. A watch face. Puzzle 28 in M. Gardner, editor, The
Moscow Puzzles: 359 Mathematical Recreations, 10. Dover, New York, 1992.
PART I ...

Author: Jennifer Beineke

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691171920

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.

The Outer Limits of Reason

What Science, Mathematics, and Logic Cannot Tell Us Noson S. Yanofsky.
Einstein , A. , B. Podolsky ... Enderton , Herbert B. A Mathematical Introduction to
Logic . San Diego ... My Best Mathematical and Logic Puzzles . New York : Dover
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Author: Noson S. Yanofsky

Publisher:

ISBN: 026252984X

Category: Knowledge, Theory of

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An exploration of the scientific limits of knowledge that challenges our deep-seated beliefs about our universe, our rationality, and ourselves. Many books explain what is known about the universe. This book investigates what cannot be known. Rather than exploring the amazing facts that science, mathematics, and reason have revealed to us, this work studies what science, mathematics, and reason tell us cannot be revealed. In The Outer Limits of Reason, Noson Yanofsky considers what cannot be predicted, described, or known, and what will never be understood. He discusses the limitations of computers, physics, logic, and our own thought processes. Yanofsky describes simple tasks that would take computers trillions of centuries to complete and other problems that computers can never solve; perfectly formed English sentences that make no sense; different levels of infinity; the bizarre world of the quantum; the relevance of relativity theory; the causes of chaos theory; math problems that cannot be solved by normal means; and statements that are true but cannot be proven. He explains the limitations of our intuitions about the world--our ideas about space, time, and motion, and the complex relationship between the knower and the known. Moving from the concrete to the abstract, from problems of everyday language to straightforward philosophical questions to the formalities of physics and mathematics, Yanofsky demonstrates a myriad of unsolvable problems and paradoxes. Exploring the various limitations of our knowledge, he shows that many of these limitations have a similar pattern and that by investigating these patterns, we can better understand the structure and limitations of reason itself. Yanofsky even attempts to look beyond the borders of reason to see what, if anything, is out there.

Perilous Problems for Puzzle Lovers

In Perilous Problems for Puzzle Lovers, Alex Bellos collects 125 of the world’s greatest stumpers—many dangerous to your person, and all dangerous to your pride.

Author: Alex Bellos

Publisher: The Experiment

ISBN: 1615197192

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 288

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Put your wits—and survival instincts—to the test! Publisher’s Note: Perilous Problems for Puzzle Lovers was previously published in the UK under the title So You Think You’ve Got Problems? In Perilous Problems for Puzzle Lovers, Alex Bellos collects 125 of the world’s greatest stumpers—many dangerous to your person, and all dangerous to your pride. Brace yourself to wrestle with wordplay, grapple with geometry, and scramble for survival. For example . . . Ten lions and a sheep are in a pen. Any lion who eats the sheep will fall asleep. A sleeping lion will be eaten by another lion, who falls asleep in turn. If the lions are all perfect logicians, what happens? Bellos pairs his fiendish brainteasers with fascinating history, so you’ll meet Alcuin, Sam Loyd, and other puzzle masters of yore—in between deranged despots and wily jailers with an unaccountable taste for riddles. Will you make it out alive? And what about the sheep?

Mathematical Reviews

951 : 00004 00A08 Gardner , Martin * My best mathematical and logic puzzles . (
English summary ) Dover Publications , Inc. , New York , 1994. viii + 82 pp . $
3.95 . ISBN 0-486-28152-3 From the introduction : " During the twenty - five years
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The Puzzle Instinct

Mathematical Magic Show . Washington , D . C . : Mathematical Association of
America . . . 1992 . Fractal Music , Hypercards , and More . New York : Freeman .
1994a . My Best Mathematical and Logic Puzzles . New York : Dover . 1994b .

Author: Marcel Danesi

Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 269

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Publisher Fact Sheet Recalling Stephen Pinker's The Language Instinct, the author argues that humans are born with an "instinct for puzzles" that betrays a larger search for the meaning of life. This "instinct" has led to discoveries in mathematics and science, as well as revolutions in philosophical thought.

Mathematics

Knotted Doughnuts and Other Mathematical Entertainments . Mathematical
Carnival . Mathematical Circus . tibx Evb 2a mx X be Mathematical Magic Show .
Mathematics , Magic , and Mystery . My Best Mathematical and Logic Puzzles .

Author: Barry Max Brandenberger

Publisher: MacMillan Reference Library

ISBN:

Category: Mathematics

Page: 219

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This new series offers the most comprehensive views of key areas in the world of science. Each set explores all facets of the topic, offering not only descriptive and analytical information, but also cultural and ethical issues, and career opportunities in many fields of science.

Teaching Secondary School Mathematics

New York : Freeman , 1992 . - . My Best Mathematical and Logical Puzzles . New
York : Dover , 1994 . Garvin , A . D . Discovery Problems for Better Students .
Portland , ME : Weston Walch , 1975 . Gleason , Andrew M . , Robert E .
Greenwood ...

Author: Alfred S. Posamentier

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 491

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Resource for inservice and pre-service mathematics teachers. The text discusses methods of teaching the subject and provides a collection of enrichment units to enhance the curriculum.

Teaching Secondary Mathematics

Fractal Music , Hypercards and More . New York : Freeman , 1992 . Gardner ,
Martin . My Best Mathematical and Logical Puzzles . New York : Dover , 1994 .
Garvin , A . D . Discovery Problems for Better Students . Portland , ME : Weston
Walch ...

Author: Alfred S. Posamentier

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 495

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The revision of this book introduces the 2000 NCTM Principles and Standards and explains their use for teaching secondary school mathematics instruction. Unlike other books, it utilizes 125 enrichment units to provide the staples in preparing to teach mathematics. The authors provide step-by-step techniques on preparing lessons and tests, motivating students, designing assignments, and organizing the classroom. This valuable book also provides practical teaching methods for immediate use along with answers to typical questions readers have about teaching math. Chapter topics include the mathematics teacher today, long-range and short range planning, teaching more effective lessons, the role of problem solving in the mathematics classroom, using technology to enhance mathematics instruction, authentic assessment and grading strategies, enriching mathematics instruction, and extracurricular activities in mathematics. For mathematics teachers in secondary schools.

Math Horizons

[ 3 ] Martin Gardner , My Best Mathematical and Logic Puzzles . Dover
Publications , New York , 1994 . [ 4 ] Mark Kac and Stanislaw Ulam , Mathematics
and Logic . Dover Publications , New York , 1992 . [ 5 ] Tom Sibley , The
possibility of ...

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Yearbook

My Best Puzzles in Logic and Reasoning. New York: Dover Publications, 1961.
Puzzles that demand clear, logical thinking. Complementary to My Best Puzzles
in Mathematics. . My Best Puzzles in Mathematics. New York: Dover Publications,
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The Cumulative Book Index

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A world list of books in the English language.

Subjects Matter

My Best Mathematical and Logic Puzzles , Martin Gardner From the Scientific
American columnist , a wide range of engaging math thumbsuckers . The
Number Devil : A Mathematical Adventure , Hans Magnus Enzenberger
Illustrated fantasy ...

Author: Harvey Daniels

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 276

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Finally, a book about content-area reading that's just as useful to math, science, and history teachers as it is to English teachers! Lively, practical, and irreverent, Subjects Matter points the way to activities and materials that energize content and engage students across all subject areas. Harvey Daniels and Steven Zemelman, authors of a dozen influential books on literacy and cofounders of Best Practice High School, bring their trademark style-teacher friendly and kid wise-to the reality of today's middle and high schools. Their book features: 23 practical classroom activities that help students understand and remember what they read, in mathematics, science, social studies, English, and more a tough analysis of today's textbooks, along with specific ways to use them more effectively a new "balanced diet" of reading, including 150 real books of interest to teenage readers instructions for growing a rich classroom library in your subject area plans for setting up student book clubs and reading groups in any discipline group-building techniques that create a productive community of readers a do-it-yourself exploration of the ways smart readers think models for developing ambitious thematic units within your classroom or with colleagues special help and materials for students who struggle scientific proof that the book's recommended activities do improve reading and learning. Punctuated by stories from real math, science, social studies, and other classrooms, Subjects Matter shows how young people can read and succeed across the curriculum, and how their teachers can help.

Mathematical Puzzles

ON MATHEMATICAL & LOGICAL PUZZLES , CRYPTOGRAPHY , AND WORD
RECREATIONS MATHEMATICAL RECREATIONS AND ESSAYS , W. W. Rouse
... ( 20709-9 ) MY BEST MATHEMATICAL AND LOGIC PUZZLES , Martin
Gardner .

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

Complete Catalog of Books in All Fields

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Something about the Author

My Best Mathematical and Logic Puzzles , Dover ( New York , NY ) , 1994 .
Urantia : The Great Cult Mystery , Prometheus Books ( Amherst , NY ) , 1995 . The
Night Is Large : Collected Essays , 1938 - 1995 , St . Martin ' s Press ( New York ,
NY ) ...

Author: Gale Group

Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9780787652142

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 234

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Provides biographical information on the men and women who write and illustrate children's books.

Library Recommendations for Undergraduate Mathematics

Mathematical Puzzles . Mineola , NY : Dover , 1954 . * NORTHROP , EUGENE P .
Riddles in Mathematics : A Book of Paradozes . Melbourne , FL : Robert E .
Krieger , 1975 . * * PHILLIPS , HUBERT . My Best Puzzles in Logic and
Reasoning .

Author: Mathematical Association of America. Committee on the Undergraduate Program in Mathematics

Publisher: Mathematical Assn of Amer

ISBN:

Category: Academic libraries

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