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Problem Solving Through Recreational Mathematics

Author : Bonnie Averbach
ISBN : 9780486131740
Genre : Mathematics
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Fascinating approach to mathematical teaching stresses use of recreational problems, puzzles, and games to teach critical thinking. Logic, number and graph theory, games of strategy, much more. Includes answers to selected problems. Free solutions manual available for download at the Dover website.
Category: Mathematics

How To Solve Mathematical Problems

Author : Wayne A. Wickelgren
ISBN : 9780486152684
Genre : Science
File Size : 52.60 MB
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Seven problem-solving techniques include inference, classification of action sequences, subgoals, contradiction, working backward, relations between problems, and mathematical representation. Also, problems from mathematics, science, and engineering with complete solutions.
Category: Science

101 Puzzles In Thought And Logic

Author : Clarence Raymond Wylie
ISBN : 0486203670
Genre : Games
File Size : 77.95 MB
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Solve murder problems and robberies, see which fishermen are liars and how a blind man can identify color ? purely by reasoning! Hours of mind-strengthening entertainment.
Category: Games

Recreations In The Theory Of Numbers

Author : Albert H. Beiler
ISBN : 9780486210964
Genre : Games
File Size : 69.49 MB
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Number theory proves to be a virtually inexhaustible source of intriguing puzzle problems. Includes divisors, perfect numbers, the congruences of Gauss, scales of notation, the Pell equation, more. Solutions to all problems.
Category: Games

First Steps For Math Olympians

Author : J. Douglas Faires
ISBN : 088385824X
Genre : Mathematics
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Provide students with the tools to solve problems that are found on mathematical problem-solving exams.
Category: Mathematics

The Big Brain Puzzle Book

Author : Terry Stickels
ISBN : 9780486802909
Genre : Games & Activities
File Size : 74.24 MB
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Originally published in 2009, with a new introduction.
Category: Games & Activities

Puzzles And Paradoxes

Author : T. H. O’Beirne
ISBN : 9780486824864
Genre : Games & Activities
File Size : 90.90 MB
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These marvelous, stimulating games for the mind include geometric paradoxes, cube and color arrangement puzzles, calendar paradoxes, much more. Detailed solutions prepare readers for puzzles of even greater complexity.
Category: Games & Activities

Mathematical Quickies

Author : Charles W. Trigg
ISBN : 0486249492
Genre : Games
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For the mathematics enthusiast of any age or level of sophisitcation, this stimulating treasury of unusual math problems offers unlimited opportunity for mind-biggling recreation. Carles W. Trigg, Dean Emeritus and Professor Emeritus at Los Angeles City College and one of the country's best-known problemists, has compiled nearly 300 mathematical brainteasers from the field of of arithmetic, algebra, plane and solid geometry, trigonometry, number theory, and such general recreational mathematics and dissections, cryptarithms and magic squares. The object of each problem is to find the quickest, most elegant solution - they are often unorthodox and there is usually and element of surprise in each. Ranging from the simple to complex, problems are both original with the author and the work of over 100 other qualified mathematicians. Most are rarely seen or entirely new; all challenge the reader to devise solutions more elegant than the ones provided.
Category: Games

Mathematical Puzzles And Curiosities

Author : Barry R. Clarke
ISBN : 9780486490915
Genre : Mathematics
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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.
Category: Mathematics

Ingenious Mathematical Problems And Methods

Author : L. A. Graham
ISBN : 9780486205458
Genre : Mathematics
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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.
Category: Mathematics