Previous editions published under title, The magic of numbers.
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This entertaining text, developed by a math teacher, uses puzzles and games to introduce the basic ideas and operations of arithmetic. Following the standard middle school curriculum, the book presents problems and illustrations that cover a wide range of topics: averages, fractions, decimals, percentages, powers, roots, and more/5. Martin Gardner's Mathematical Games columns in Scientific American inspired and entertained several generations of mathematicians and scientists. Gardner in his crystal-clear prose illuminated corners of mathematics, especially recreational mathematics, that most people had no idea existed. Over a period of 25 years as author of the Mathematical Games column for Scientific American, Martin Gardner devoted a column every six months or so to short math problems or puzzles. He was especially careful to present new and unfamiliar puzzles that had not been included in such classic collections as those by Sam Loyd and Henry Dudeney. Each book offers tons of math games for children to play while traveling, during quiet time or with friends. Young solvers will have so much fun as they: Discover new ways of thinking while seeking number patterns. Learn logical thinking while solving math mysteries. Develop self-confidence by using hints to solve puzzles on their own.
The book lays a foundation for more theoretical courses like topology, analysis, and abstract algebra. It highlights logic, proofs, and other basic objects and language used in higher mathematics. Book of Proof is an ultimate guidebook even for those having the slightest of the inclination towards mathematical maturity! Martin Gardner Mathematical Games Collections. Langford Home • Miscellany & Lists. The great Martin Gardner's "Mathematical Games" columns in Scientific American were assembled, over the years, into fifteen volumes. I put together this simple listing to help me trace which book a remembered essay actually appears in. 5. This puzzle is taken from Richard Smullyan’s Forever Undecided – A Puzzle Guide to Gödel. On a Monday morning, a professor said to his class, “I will give you a surprise examination someday this week. It may be today, tomorrow, Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday at the latest. Fads and Fallacies in the Name of Science Dover Books on the Occult Dover books explaining science and mathematics Dover books on math and word puzzles, logic, cryptography, etc Volume of Dover books Popular Science: Author: Martin Gardner: Edition: abridged, reprint, revised: Publisher: Courier Corporation, ISBN: 4/5(3).
Stimulating, thought-provoking analysis of a number of the most interesting intellectual inconsistencies in mathematics, physics, and language. Delightful elucidations of methods for misunderstanding the real world of experiment (Aristotle's Circle paradox), being led astray by algebra (De Morgan's paradox), and other mind-benders. edition. A collection of tantalizing fallacies of mathematics: Feb: Concerning the game of Nim and its mathematical analysis Mar: About left- and right-handedness, mirror images and kindred matters Apr: Concerning the celebrated puzzle of five sailors, a monkey and a pile of coconuts: May: About tetraflexagons and tetraflexagation. Collected columns in book form. There are fifteen books altogether—what Don Knuth calls "the Canon"—that encompass Gardner's "Mathematical Games" columns (–) from Scientific American. The Scientific American Book of Mathematical Puzzles and Games (); Simon & Schuster. Reprinted in as The First Scientific American Book of Mathematical Puzzles and Games. "Mathematical Games" was always bringing to its readers such diverting items as poems written without the letter "e," limericks with the wrong number .