The Air Force Brain Booster Book
by John C. Sparks
Publisher: Air Force Publication 2006
Number of pages: 58
A collection of fiftytwo activities loosely placed into three categories: puzzles, patterns, or curios. The puzzles exercise the use of various logical and problem-solving skills as taught in mathematics and English. Since traditionally mathematics has been one of the primary tools used to explore patterns, many of the patterns and curios presented are mathematical in nature.
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Contents: Chess and mathematics; Connection puzzles; Grid determination puzzles; Logic puzzles; Magic squares; Mathematical games; Mathematical puzzles; Mechanical puzzles; Number placement; Paper folding; Polyforms; Publications; Tiling puzzles.
by Umesh P N
The puzzles in this volume were discussed in a Malayalam blog for Mathematics teachers in Kerala. Many of these were solved by the readers of that blog. This volume attempts to provide detailed explanation how these can be solved mathematically.
by Michael H. Albert, Richard J. Nowakowski - Cambridge University Press
This fascinating look at combinatorial games, that is, games not involving chance or hidden information, offers updates on standard games such as Go and Hex, on impartial games, and on aspects of games with infinitesimal values.
by Martin Gardner, at al. - AK Peters
Comprises an imaginative collection of pieces created in tribute to Martin Gardner. Contains pieces as widely varied as Gardner's own interests ranging from limericks to lengthly treatises, from mathematical journal articles to personal stories.