A Tangled Tale
by Lewis Carroll
Publisher: Macmillan and Co. 1885
Number of pages: 192
This book combines fairly challenging math problems with Lewis Carol's wit and fantastic humor, which makes the book readable even without the mental challenge. The writer's intention was to embody in each Knot one or more mathematical questions - in Arithmetic, Algebra, or Geometry - for the amusement of the readers.
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by John C. Sparks - Air Force Publication
Collection of various activities placed in three categories: puzzles, patterns, or curios. The puzzles exercise the use of various problem-solving and logical skills as taught in mathematics and English. Many of the patterns are mathematical in nature.
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