The Moscow Puzzles

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ISBN: 9780486801308
Release Date: 2014-12-16
Number of pages: 320
Author: Boris A. Kordemsky
Publisher: Courier Dover Publications

Download and read online The Moscow Puzzles in PDF and EPUB This is, quite simply, the best and most popular puzzle book ever published in the Soviet Union. Since its first appearance in 1956 there have been eight editions as well as translations from the original Russian into Ukrainian, Estonian, Lettish, and Lithuanian. Almost a million copies of the Russian version alone have been sold. Part of the reason for the book's success is its marvelously varied assortment of brainteasers ranging from simple "catch" riddles to difficult problems (none, however, requiring advanced mathematics). Many of the puzzles will be new to Western readers, while some familiar problems have been clothed in new forms. Often the puzzles are presented in the form of charming stories that provide non-Russian readers with valuable insights into contemporary Russian life and customs. In addition, Martin Gardner, former editor of the Mathematical Games Department, Scientific American, has clarified and simplified the book to make it as easy as possible for an English-reading public to understand and enjoy. He has been careful, moreover, to retain nearly all the freshness, warmth, and humor of the original. Lavishly illustrated with over 400 clear diagrams and amusing sketches, this inexpensive edition of the first English translation will offer weeks or even months of stimulating entertainment. It belongs in the library of every puzzlist or lover of recreational mathematics.


Math Circles for Elementary School Students

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ISBN: 9781470416959
Release Date: 2014-11-05
Number of pages: 166
Author: Natasha Rozhkovskaya
Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.

Download and read online Math Circles for Elementary School Students in PDF and EPUB The main part of this book describes the first semester of the existence of a successful and now highly popular program for elementary school students at the Berkeley Math Circle. The topics discussed in the book introduce the participants to the basics of many important areas of modern mathematics, including logic, symmetry, probability theory, knot theory, cryptography, fractals, and number theory. Each chapter in the first part of this book consists of two parts. It starts with generously illustrated sets of problems and hands-on activities. This part is addressed to young readers who can try to solve problems on their own or to discuss them with adults. The second part of each chapter is addressed to teachers and parents. It includes comments on the topics of the lesson, relates those topics to discussions in other chapters, and describes the actual reaction of math circle participants to the proposed activities. The supplementary problems that were discussed at workshops of Math Circle at Kansas State University are given in the second part of the book. The book is richly illustrated, which makes it attractive to its young audience. In the interest of fostering a greater awareness and appreciation of mathematics and its connections to other disciplines and everyday life, MSRI and the AMS are publishing books in the Mathematical Circles Library series as a service to young people, their parents and teachers, and the mathematics profession. Titles in this series are co-published with the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI).


The Big Brain Puzzle Book

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ISBN: 9780486802909
Release Date: 2016-02-17
Number of pages: 160
Author: Terry Stickels
Publisher: Courier Dover Publications

Download and read online The Big Brain Puzzle Book in PDF and EPUB This colossal collection of more than 200 puzzles offers challenges involving creative thinking, mathematics, logic, language and wordplay, visuals, and general knowledge. Complete solutions appear at the end.


100 Geometric Games

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ISBN: 9780486805672
Release Date: 2015-06-03
Number of pages: 160
Author: Pierre Berloquin
Publisher: Courier Dover Publications

Download and read online 100 Geometric Games in PDF and EPUB There are three loops in a tangle of rope. How many are independent, and how many are interlocked? Two knights stand on a chessboard. How many other knights must you add so that each square is occupied or threatened by a knight? Among six seemingly identical drawings of mandalas, each rotated by multiples of 60 degrees, one is different. Which is it, and why? Challenge yourself with these mind-benders, brainteasers, and puzzles. Each of them has been carefully selected so that none will be too tough for anyone without a math background ― but they're not too easy. Some are original, and all are clearly and accurately answered at the back of the book.


100 Numerical Games

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ISBN: 9780486789583
Release Date: 2015-08-19
Number of pages: 160
Author: Pierre Berloquin
Publisher: Courier Dover Publications

Download and read online 100 Numerical Games in PDF and EPUB Stimulating and delightful, this collection of puzzles features original and classic brainteasers. The author, a puzzle columnist forLe Monde, specially selected these mind-benders for the widest possible audience, ensuring that they're neither too hard for those without a math background nor too easy for the mathematically adept. Includes solutions.


Paradoxes in Mathematics

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ISBN: 9780486497167
Release Date: 2014-04-23
Number of pages: 192
Author: Stanley J. Farlow
Publisher: Courier Corporation

Download and read online Paradoxes in Mathematics in PDF and EPUB Compiled by a prominent educator and author, this volume presents an intriguing mix of mathematical paradoxes — phenomena with surprising outcomes that can be resolved mathematically. Students and puzzle enthusiasts will get plenty of enjoyment mixed with a bit of painless mathematical instruction from 30 conundrums, including The Birthday Paradox, Aristotle's Magic Wheel, and A Greek Tragedy.


The Book on Games of Chance

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ISBN: 9780486797939
Release Date: 2015-12-16
Number of pages: 64
Author: Cardano, Gerolamo
Publisher: Courier Dover Publications

Download and read online The Book on Games of Chance in PDF and EPUB Mathematics was only one area of interest for Gerolamo Cardano ― the sixteenth-century astrologer, philosopher, and physician was also a prolific author and inveterate gambler. Gambling led Cardano to the study of probability, and he was the first writer to recognize that random events are governed by mathematical laws. Published posthumously in 1663, Cardano's Liber de ludo aleae (Book on Games of Chance) is often considered the major starting point of the study of mathematical probability. The Italian scholar formulated some of the field's basic ideas more than a century before the better-known correspondence of Pascal and Fermat. Although his book had no direct influence on other early thinkers about probability, it remains an important antecedent to later expressions of the science's tenets.


Figures for Fun

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ISBN: 9780486803456
Release Date: 2015-03-02
Number of pages: 144
Author: Yakov Perelman
Publisher: Courier Dover Publications

Download and read online Figures for Fun in PDF and EPUB "Does your brain need a workout? Are you wondering what to do? Well this could be the book for you! This is a great book for anyone who is looking for a challenge and, if you get too stuck, the author kindly also provided the answers at the end of each chapter!" — Splashes Into Books Give your mind a playful workout with this collection of more than 100 inventive puzzles. Finding the solutions requires only minimal mathematical knowledge and will test your imagination as well as your brainpower. The motley collection ranges from conundrums and mathematical stunts to practical situations involving counting and measuring. Chess problems, magic squares, and a host of other intriguing scenarios will amuse and challenge puzzle enthusiasts and fans of recreational mathematics. Answers appear at the end of each chapter. These puzzles are the inventions of a gifted Soviet mathematician, Yakov Perelman, whose popular science books on astronomy, physics, and mathematics inspired generations of readers. Perelman's distinctive style, abounding in wit and ingenuity, adds a special flair to his timeless riddles and brainteasers.


Impossible Folding Puzzles and Other Mathematical Paradoxes

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ISBN: 9780486493510
Release Date: 2014-02-20
Number of pages: 112
Author: Gianni A. Sarcone
Publisher: Courier Corporation

Download and read online Impossible Folding Puzzles and Other Mathematical Paradoxes in PDF and EPUB Do all problems have solutions? Is complexity synonymous with difficulty? This original collection of mathematical puzzles and paradoxes proves that things aren't always what they seem! Readers will discover that nothing is as easy or as difficult as it looks and that puzzles can have one, several, or no solutions. The fun-filled puzzles begin with The Tricky Hole, a challenge that involves pushing a large coin through a small hole in a sheet of paper without ripping or making any cuts in the paper. Advance to the Elastic Playing Card, in which it's possible to cut a hole into a playing card big enough for someone to climb through. Other incredible puzzles include Elephants and Castles, Trianglized Kangaroo, Honest Dice and Logic Dice, Mind-reading Powers, and dozens more. Complete solutions explain the mathematical realities behind the fantastic-sounding challenges.


The G delian Puzzle Book

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ISBN: 9780486315775
Release Date: 2013-08-21
Number of pages: 240
Author: Raymond M. Smullyan
Publisher: Courier Corporation

Download and read online The G delian Puzzle Book in PDF and EPUB These logic puzzles provide entertaining variations on Gödel's incompleteness theorems, offering ingenious challenges related to infinity, truth and provability, undecidability, and other concepts. No background in formal logic necessary.


Amusements in Mathematics

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ISBN: 9780486204734
Release Date: 1958-06-01
Number of pages: 258
Author: Henry E. Dudeney
Publisher: Courier Corporation

Download and read online Amusements in Mathematics in PDF and EPUB 430 PUZZLES, PROBLEMS, PARADOXES, AND BRAIN TEASERS.


Mathematical Brain Benders

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ISBN: 9780486242606
Release Date: 1982-05-01
Number of pages: 224
Author: Stephen Barr
Publisher: Courier Corporation

Download and read online Mathematical Brain Benders in PDF and EPUB Challenge yourself with over 100 fresh paradoxes, puzzles, riddles, conundrums, word and number games for the jaded, skeptical puzzlist. Over 100 pages of comprehensive answers. Approximately 300 illustrations. "Excellent collection of unusual, offbeat, and completely original puzzles." ? Scientific American.


String Figures and how to Make Them

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ISBN: 9780486201528
Release Date: 1962
Number of pages: 448
Author: Caroline F. Jayne
Publisher: Courier Corporation

Download and read online String Figures and how to Make Them in PDF and EPUB Diagrams and text illustrate the steps involved in creating over one hundred string figures while providing information on their origin and cultural background


Moscow Mathematical Olympiads 2000 2005

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ISBN: 9780821869062
Release Date: 2011-09-13
Number of pages: 176
Author: Roman Vasilʹevich Fedorov
Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.

Download and read online Moscow Mathematical Olympiads 2000 2005 in PDF and EPUB The Moscow Mathematical Olympiad has been challenging high school students with stimulating, original problems of different degrees of difficulty for over 75 years. The problems are nonstandard; solving them takes wit, thinking outside the box, and, sometimes, hours of contemplation. Some are within the reach of most mathematically competent high school students, while others are difficult even for a mathematics professor. Many mathematically inclined students have found that tackling these problems, or even just reading their solutions, is a great way to develop mathematical insight. In 2006 the Moscow Center for Continuous Mathematical Education began publishing a collection of problems from the Moscow Mathematical Olympiads, providing for each an answer (and sometimes a hint) as well as one or more detailed solutions. This volume represents the years 2000-2005. The problems and the accompanying material are well suited for math circles. They are also appropriate for problem-solving classes and practice for regional and national mathematics competitions. In the interest of fostering a greater awareness and appreciation of mathematics and its connections to other disciplines and everyday life, MSRI and the AMS are publishing books in the Mathematical Circles Library series as a service to young people, their parents and teachers, and the mathematics profession. Titles in this series are co-published with the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI).


Moscow Mathematical Olympiads 1993 1999

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ISBN: 9780821853634
Release Date: 2011
Number of pages: 220
Author: Roman Mikhaĭlovich Fedorov
Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.

Download and read online Moscow Mathematical Olympiads 1993 1999 in PDF and EPUB The Moscow Mathematical Olympiad has been challenging high school students with stimulating, original problems of different degrees of difficulty for over 75 years. The problems are nonstandard; solving them takes wit, thinking outside the box, and, sometimes, hours of contemplation. Some are within the reach of most mathematically competent high school students, while others are difficult even for a mathematics professor. Many mathematically inclined students have found that tackling these problems, or even just reading their solutions, is a great way to develop mathematical insight. In 2006 the Moscow Center for Continuous Mathematical Education began publishing a collection of problems from the Moscow Mathematical Olympiads, providing for each an answer (and sometimes a hint) as well as one or more detailed solutions. This volume represents the years 1993-1999. The problems and the accompanying material are well suited for math circles. They are also appropriate for problem-solving classes and practice for regional and national mathematics competitions. In the interest of fostering a greater awareness and appreciation of mathematics and its connections to other disciplines and everyday life, MSRI and the AMS are publishing books in the Mathematical Circles Library series as a service to young people, their parents and teachers, and the mathematics profession. Titles in this series are co-published with the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI).