My Best Puzzles in Mathematics

Author: Hubert Phillips

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Category: Mathematical recreations

Page: 107

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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

Page: 96

View: 154

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

View: 765

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.

The Moscow Puzzles

A collection of math and logic puzzles features number games, magic squares, tricks, problems with dominoes and dice, and cross sums, in addition to other intellectual teasers.

Author: Boris A. Kordemsky

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486270785

Category: Games

Page: 309

View: 588

A collection of math and logic puzzles features number games, magic squares, tricks, problems with dominoes and dice, and cross sums, in addition to other intellectual teasers.

The Best Writing on Mathematics 2015

Math enthusiasts know that puzzle solving is intrinsically fun, but seeking out
puzzles is not a universal activity by any means. What relevance does the Aha!
experience have to the vast number of human beings who don't care for puzzles,
 ...

Author: Mircea Pitici

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691169659

Category: Mathematics

Page: 392

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This annual anthology brings together the year's finest mathematics writing from around the world. Featuring promising new voices alongside some of the foremost names in the field, The Best Writing on Mathematics 2015 makes available to a wide audience many articles not easily found anywhere else—and you don’t need to be a mathematician to enjoy them. These writings offer surprising insights into the nature, meaning, and practice of mathematics today. They delve into the history, philosophy, teaching, and everyday occurrences of math, and take readers behind the scenes of today’s hottest mathematical debates. Here David Hand explains why we should actually expect unlikely coincidences to happen; Arthur Benjamin and Ethan Brown unveil techniques for improvising custom-made magic number squares; Dana Mackenzie describes how mathematicians are making essential contributions to the development of synthetic biology; Steven Strogatz tells us why it’s worth writing about math for people who are alienated from it; Lisa Rougetet traces the earliest written descriptions of Nim, a popular game of mathematical strategy; Scott Aaronson looks at the unexpected implications of testing numbers for randomness; and much, much more. In addition to presenting the year’s most memorable writings on mathematics, this must-have anthology includes a bibliography of other notable writings and an introduction by the editor, Mircea Pitici. This book belongs on the shelf of anyone interested in where math has taken us—and where it is headed.

Puzzles in Math and Logic

( 28861 - 7 ) SYMBOLIC LOGIC AND THE GAME OF LOGIC , Lewis Carroll . (
20492 - 8 ) MATH AND LOGIC PUZZLES FOR PC ENTHUSIASTS , J . J . Clessa .
( 29192 - 8 ) THE GREATEST PUZZLES OF ALL TIME , Matthew J . Costello .

Author: Aaron J. Friedland

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486222561

Category: Games

Page: 66

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Selected brain teasers requiring geometric, algebraic, and logical solutions

Intriguing Puzzles in Math and Logic

Math and Logic Stephen Barr Wit , imagination and ingenuity abound in this
compilation of cunning conundrums . Sure to delight puzzle fans , the ... 5.95 MY
BEST MATHEMATICAL AND LOGIC PUZZLES , Martin Gardner . 96pp.5 % * 8 %
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Author: Stephen Barr

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486283111

Category: Games

Page: 164

View: 233

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

Math Puzzles Volume 1

This book is a compilation of 70 of the best puzzles, divided into 25 classic puzzles in counting and geometry, 25 probability puzzles, and 20 game theory puzzles.

Author: Presh Talwalkar

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781517421625

Category:

Page: 272

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You want to cut a tortilla into 8 pieces. What's the minimum number of cuts you need to make? Is it statistically harder to guess an iPhone password that uses 3-digits or one that uses 4 unique digits? Two friends agree to meet up in a bar between midnight and 1 am. Each arrives at a random time and will wait 10 minutes for the other to show before leaving. What is the probability the two will meet at the bar? What if they are playing strategically? The YouTube channel and blog Mind Your Decisions has millions of views for math videos and posts. This book is a compilation of 70 of the best puzzles, divided into 25 classic puzzles in counting and geometry, 25 probability puzzles, and 20 game theory puzzles.

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

View: 579

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.

Yearbook

Contains the best problems from Recreational Mathematics Magazine , the
predecessor to the Journal of Recreational Mathematics. Some problems involve
... Complementary to My Best Puzzles in Mathematics. . My Best Puzzles in ...

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Category: Mathematics

Page: 241

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A tangled tale mathematical puzzles by Lewis Carroll

my boy. Did you never see an Ellipsis before ? " " I couldn't hardly read it," said
Hugh, evasively. " It's no good having an Ellipsis, if they don't keep it clean." "
Which there is one room, gentlemen," said the smiling landlady. " And a sweet
room ...

Author: Charles Lutwidge Dodgson

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The High School Mathematics Library

A collection of more than four hundred problems and puzzles , chiefly involving
number sequences and operations , trial ... Linn , Charles F . Puzzles , Patterns
and Pastimes , from the World of Mathematics . ... My Best Puzzles in
Mathematics .

Author: William Leonard Schaaf

Publisher:

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Category: Mathematics

Page: 74

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What Is the Name of This Book

"In his most critically acclaimed work, a well-known mathematician, magician, and author spins a logical labyrinth of more than 200 increasingly complex and challenging problems - puzzles that delve into some of the deepest paradoxes of ...

Author: Raymond M. Smullyan

Publisher: Dover Publications

ISBN: 9780486481982

Category: Games

Page: 241

View: 483

Orig. pub.: New York: Simon & Schuster, c1978.

The Original Area Mazes

The rules are simple .

Author: Naoki Inaba

Publisher: The Experiment

ISBN: 1615194223

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 160

View: 914

The rules are simple . . . The math is easy . . .The puzzles get harder and harder! Once you match wits with area mazes, you’ll be hooked! Your quest is to navigate a network of rectangles to find a missing value. Just Remember: Area = length × width Use spatial reasoning to find helpful relationships Whole numbers are all you need. You can always get the answer without using fractions! Originally invented for gifted students, area mazes (menseki meiro), have taken all of Japan by storm. Are you a sudoku fanatic? Do you play brain games to stay sharp? Did you love geometry . . . or would you like to finally show it who’s boss? Feed your brain some area mazes—they could be just what you’re craving!

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

Page: 194

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Elementary Mathematics from an Advanced Standpoint

The foremost British originator of mathematical puzzles is always intriguing , witty
, and paradoxical in this classic , one of the largest collections of mathematical ...
00 MY BEST PUZZLES IN MATHEMATICS , Hubert Phillips ( " Caliban " ) .

Author: Felix Klein

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Category: Mathematics

Page: 274

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Teaching Secondary School Mathematics

The New Sourcebook for Teaching Reasoning and Problem Solving in Junior
and Senior High Schools . Boston ... Based on the Eötvös Competitions , 1894 -
1905 & 1906 – 1928 . Translated by ... My Best Puzzles in Mathematics . New
York ...

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.

Can You Solve My Problems

Then—with just a dash of high school math—you’ll tie a rope around the Earth, match wits with a cryptic wizard, and use four 4s to create every number from 1 to 50. (It can be done!) The ultimate casebook for daring puzzlers, Can You ...

Author: Alex Bellos

Publisher: The Experiment

ISBN: 1615193952

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 288

View: 305

Puzzle lovers, rejoice! Bestselling math writer Alex Bellos has a challenge for you: 125 of the world’s best brainteasers from the last two millennia. Armed with logic alone, you’ll detect counterfeit coins, navigate river crossings, and untangle family trees. Then—with just a dash of high school math—you’ll tie a rope around the Earth, match wits with a cryptic wizard, and use four 4s to create every number from 1 to 50. (It can be done!) The ultimate casebook for daring puzzlers, Can You Solve My Problems? also tells the story of the puzzle—from ancient China to Victorian England to modern-day Japan. Grab your pencil and get puzzling!

The Math Book

This book covers 250 milestones in mathematical history, beginning millions of years ago with ancient "ant odometers" and moving through time to our modern-day quest for new dimensions.

Author: Clifford A. Pickover

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9781402757969

Category: Mathematics

Page: 527

View: 944

This book covers 250 milestones in mathematical history, beginning millions of years ago with ancient "ant odometers" and moving through time to our modern-day quest for new dimensions.