A selection of books featuring math puzzles and games using various math concepts : polygons, numbers, topology, division, mazes, logic, magic squares, chess, cards, origami and much more!
Martin Gardner's "Mathematical Games" column in Scientific American has been challenging its readers for years. This collection of his favorites has been organized thematically by topics, including plane geometry, infinity, and algebra. Hardcover: 704 pages ISBN: 9780393020236
This book has over 200 math teasers grouped in 30 quizzes, with which you can test your skill with numbers, units, measures, symbols, series, permutations, and more! Some of the problems appear simple, but can be challenging for even experienced mathematicians! Reading level: Ages 9-12 Paperback: 96 pages ISBN: 9780806988146
These puzzles are tough, but require logic and reasoning more than number crunching to arrive at a solution. Paperback: 96 pages ISBN: 9780806958699
More and more people are turning to puzzles and brainteasers as a way to keep their minds sharp as they age. In Kakuro, the objective of the puzzle is to fill in the numbers so that every row and column adds up to the corresponding numerical indicator. These books feature Kakuro, Meiro, Tensen, Hanjie, Sum Squares, Wordoku and other fun puzzle games.
Addicted to Sudoku? Here's a selection of books to help ease your craving for these popular number puzzles.
This book presents a variety of puzzles involving polygons, numbers, topology, division, mazes, logic, magic squares, chess, cards, and origami. By Martin Gardner, author of Scientific American's Math Games column and several math puzzle books. Paperback: 256 pages ISBN: 9780226282534
The first collection of Martin Gardner's popular 'Scientific American' columns. These are clearly presented mathematical recreations of paradoxes and origami to perplex and entertain. Paperback: 213 pages ISBN: 9780226282541
Crammed with brain teasers, math games, puzzles, and trivia, this book makes working with numbers fun! Kids can decode hidden messages, learn to create magic number squares, connect the dots using math and much more. Kids will have so much fun with these activities, they might just forget they're learning! Reading level: Ages 9-12 Paperback: 135 pages ISBN: 9781580627733