Geometry Snacks

Author: Ed Southall
Publisher: Tarquin
ISBN: 1911093711
Category: Mathematics
Page: 94
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Geometry Snacks is a mathematical puzzle book filled with geometrical figures and questions designed to challenge, confuse and ultimately enlighten enthusiasts of all ages.

Sacred Geometry

Author: Miranda Lundy
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 0802713823
Category: Mathematics
Page: 64
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A unique introduction to this most ancient and timeless of universal sciences.

The Original Area Mazes

100 Addictive Puzzles to Solve with Simple Math—and Clever Logic!
Author: Naoki Inaba,Ryoichi Murakami
Publisher: The Experiment
ISBN: 1615194223
Category: Games & Activities
Page: 160
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The rules are simple . . . The math is easy . . .The puzzles get harder and harder! Once you match wits with area mazes, you’ll be hooked! Your quest is to navigate a network of rectangles to find a missing value. Just Remember: Area = length × width Use spatial reasoning to find helpful relationships Whole numbers are all you need. You can always get the answer without using fractions! Originally invented for gifted students, area mazes (menseki meiro), have taken all of Japan by storm. Are you a sudoku fanatic? Do you play brain games to stay sharp? Did you love geometry . . . or would you like to finally show it who’s boss? Feed your brain some area mazes—they could be just what you’re craving!

The Riddler: Fantastic Puzzles from FiveThirtyEight

Author: Oliver Roeder
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393609928
Category: Games & Activities
Page: 224
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“A modern, smart puzzle book, unlike anything I’ve seen before, whose math and logic challenges will stretch your brain in new ways.”—Will Shortz, New York Times crossword editor and NPR puzzlemaster The most mind-bending puzzles on the internet appear weekly in Oliver Roeder’s “The Riddler” column. Presented by Nate Silver’s FiveThirtyEight, this first-ever collection features the column’s most popular problems, along with six never-before-published puzzles, all exploring the math implicit in everyday occurences. The simplest require a mere flash of insight, while the toughest involve deep applications of analysis and probability theory. Designed to appeal to a range of skill levels, The Riddler is a must-have for any math or puzzle enthusiast.

Can You Solve My Problems?

Ingenious, Perplexing, and Totally Satisfying Math and Logic Puzzles
Author: Alex Bellos
Publisher: The Experiment
ISBN: 161519388X
Category: Games & Activities
Page: 352
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Puzzle lovers, rejoice! Bestselling math writer Alex Bellos has a challenge for you: 125 of the world’s best brainteasers from the last two millennia. Armed with logic alone, you’ll detect counterfeit coins, navigate river crossings, and untangle family trees. Then—with just a dash of high school math—you’ll tie a rope around the Earth, match wits with a cryptic wizard, and use four 4s to create every number from 1 to 50. (It can be done!) The ultimate casebook for daring puzzlers, Can You Solve My Problems? also tells the story of the puzzle—from ancient China to Victorian England to modern-day Japan. Grab your pencil and get puzzling!

Math with Bad Drawings

Illuminating the Ideas That Shape Our Reality
Author: Ben Orlin
Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal
ISBN: 0316509027
Category: Mathematics
Page: 376
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A hilarious reeducation in mathematics-full of joy, jokes, and stick figures-that sheds light on the countless practical and wonderful ways that math structures and shapes our world. In Math With Bad Drawings, Ben Orlin reveals to us what math actually is; its myriad uses, its strange symbols, and the wild leaps of logic and faith that define the usually impenetrable work of the mathematician. Truth and knowledge come in multiple forms: colorful drawings, encouraging jokes, and the stories and insights of an empathetic teacher who believes that math should belong to everyone. Orlin shows us how to think like a mathematician by teaching us a brand-new game of tic-tac-toe, how to understand an economic crises by rolling a pair of dice, and the mathematical headache that ensues when attempting to build a spherical Death Star. Every discussion in the book is illustrated with Orlin's trademark "bad drawings," which convey his message and insights with perfect pitch and clarity. With 24 chapters covering topics from the electoral college to human genetics to the reasons not to trust statistics, Math with Bad Drawings is a life-changing book for the math-estranged and math-enamored alike.

How I Wish I'd Taught Maths

Lessons Learned from Research, Conversations with Experts, and 12 Years of Mistakes
Author: Craig Barton
Publisher: John Catt Educational
ISBN: 9781911382492
Category: Mathematics
Page: 452
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Craig Barton is one of the world's most respected teachers of mathematics. In his remarkable new book, he explains how he has delved into the world of academic research and emerged with a range of simple, practical, effective strategies to save time and energy and have a positive impact on the long-term learning and enjoyment of students.

50 Amazing Things Kids Need to Know about Math

Author: Anne Rooney
Publisher: Sky Pony Press
ISBN: 9781616085070
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 191
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Explains the mathematics behind such phenomena and events as cracking a code, painting a masterpiece, and breaking a world record.

Geometry For Dummies

Author: Mark Ryan
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 111918164X
Category: Mathematics
Page: 408
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Hit the geometry wall? Get up and running with this no-nonsense guide! Does the thought of geometry make you jittery? You're not alone. Fortunately, this down-to-earth guide helps you approach it from a new angle, making it easier than ever to conquer your fears and score your highest in geometry. From getting started with geometry basics to making friends with lines and angles, you'll be proving triangles congruent, calculating circumference, using formulas, and serving up pi in no time. Geometry is a subject full of mathematical richness and beauty. But it's a subject that bewilders many students because it's so unlike the math they've done before—it requires the use of deductive logic in formal proofs. If you're having a hard time wrapping your mind around what that even means, you've come to the right place! Inside, you'll find out how a proof's chain of logic works and even discover some secrets for getting past rough spots along the way. You don't have to be a math genius to grasp geometry, and this book helps you get un-stumped in a hurry! Find out how to decode complex geometry proofs Learn to reason deductively and inductively Make sense of angles, arcs, area, and more Improve your chances of scoring higher in your geometry class There's no reason to let your nerves get jangled over geometry—your understanding will take new shape with the help of Geometry For Dummies.

Puzzle Ninja

Pit Your Wits Against the Japanese Puzzle Masters
Author: Alex Bellos
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 9781452171050
Category: Games & Activities
Page: 288
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In his travels to Japan, author Alex Bellos set out to uncover the world's brightest puzzle inventors, puzzle masters, and origami experts so he could bring a new batch of logic puzzles for anyone hankering for something beyond Sudoku. In Puzzle Ninja he presents more than 200 puzzles to solve—rated easy to excruciating—including 20 new types of original, hand-crafted puzzles, like Shakashaka and Marupeke. With clear instructions, helpful tips, and anecdotes about the puzzles and their creators, this is an entertaining read and an exciting collection of the newest, best, and most addictive Japanese logic puzzles.

Homework for Grown-ups

Everything You Learnt at School...and Promptly Forgot
Author: E. Foley,B. Coates
Publisher: Broadway Books
ISBN: 9780767932400
Category: Education
Page: 416
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A nostalgic compendium of essential knowledge that can help you show the world that you’re smarter than a ten-year-old after all! Have you ever stared blankly at your kids when they’ve asked why the sky is blue? Or clumsily changed the subject when they’ve wanted to know why the wind blows? If you’re done with school, it’s likely you’re also done knowing the difference between an isosceles and equilateral triangle, and you probably leave participles dangling all over the place. Well, not anymore! Thanks to professional know-it-alls Foley and Coates, you can now gain back your self-respect and actually show those kids a thing or two as you tell it to them straight (and not make it up from fragments of facts you kind of remember). Packed with all the basic facts that have managed to free-fall from our heads over the years, Homework for Grown-ups is the ultimate grammar school refresher course in book form. In fact, there’s even a quiz at the end of each chapter to ensure you’ve been paying attention! Written in the light, engaging style of a favorite teacher and featuring lessons in English, math, history, science, geography, art, and even home economics and recess, this fun and handy guide will help you stop hemming and hawing and start speaking with a lot more authority—and a little less shame. E. FOLEY and B. COATES are editors at Vintage who both live in London. From the Hardcover edition.

Analytical Geometry: 2D and 3D

Author: P R Vittal
Publisher: Pearson Education India
ISBN: 9332517630
Page: 748
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Designed to meet the requirements of undergraduate students, Analytical Geometry: 2D and 3D deals with the theoretical as well as the practical aspects of the subject. Equal emphasis has been given to both 2D as well as 3D geometry. The book follows a systematic approach with adequate examples for better understanding of the concepts.

Tutor in a Book's Geometry

Author: Jo Greig,James Shilleto
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780978639037
Page: 294
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Need help with Geometry? Designed to replicate the services of a skilled private tutor, the new and improved Tutor in a Book's Geometry is at your service TIB's Geometry is an extremely thorough, teen tested and effective geometry tutorial. TIB's Geometry includes more than 500 of the right, well-illustrated, carefully worked out and explained proofs and problems. Throughout TIB's Geometry, there is ongoing, specific guidance as to the most effective solution and test taking strategies. Recurring patterns, which provide solutions to proofs, are pointed out, explained and illustrated using the visual aids that students find so helpful. Also included are dozens of graphic organizers, which help students understand, remember and recognize the connections between concepts. TIB's author Jo Greig intended this book to " level the playing field between the students who have tutors and those that don't." As a long time, very successful private mathematics tutor and teacher, Jo Greig knew exactly how best to accomplish this TIB's Geometry 294 pages are packed with every explanation, drawing, hint and memory tool possible Not only does it have examples of the right proofs and problems, it also manages to impart every bit of the enthusiasm that great tutors impart to their private tutoring students. Ms. Greig holds a bachelors' degree in mathematics. Dr. J. Shiletto, the book's mathematics editor, holds a Ph.D in mathematics.

Mathematical Snacks

A Collection of Interesting Ideas to Fill Those Spare Moments
Author: Jon Millington
Publisher: Tarquin
ISBN: 9781899618514
Category: Mathematical recreations
Page: 96
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A collection of 45 topics and mathematical ideas for the classroom which provide thought provoking investigations. Answers and follow-on materials are included.

Eat Your Math Homework

Author: Ann McCallum
Publisher: Charlesbridge
ISBN: 1607343029
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 48
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This collection of yummy recipes and fun math facts is sure to tempt taste buds and make you hungry for more. Explore patterns in nature while you chomp on Fibonacci Stack Sticks. Amaze your friends with delicious Variable Pizza Pi! Wash down your geometry assignment with some Milk and Tangram Cookies. Topics covered include probability, Fibonacci numbers, tessellations, variability, and more.

The Maths Behind?

Author: Chris Smith
Publisher: Cassell
ISBN: 9781844038985
Category: Mathematics
Page: 192
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Have you ever wondered why, when you get to the end of a traffic jam, there's often frustratingly no obvious cause for it? There's a mathematical reason behind that. Or ever wondered just how easy your password (that you use for every online account you've ever signed up for) would be to crack? There's a formula for that too. The Maths Behind takes a scientific view of the world, and can give you the reasons for all the nagging questions in your life, along with many you never even thought to ask. From the science behind AI (artificial intelligence), to the maths behind how to consistently win at Monopoly (and become very unpopular with your family), this is a fascinating look at the mathematical forces that run beneath our everyday transactions.

Celestial Geometry

Understanding the Astronomical Meanings of Ancient Sites
Author: Ken Taylor
Publisher: Watkins Publishing
ISBN: 9781780283869
Category: Science
Page: 240
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Explores the achievements of ancient astronomers at sites, from European stone circles like Stonehenge and the pyramids of Egypt and Central America, to the medicine wheels of North America and the carved monoliths of Easter Island.

536 Puzzles and Curious Problems

Author: Henry E. Dudeney
Publisher: Courier Dover Publications
ISBN: 0486796868
Category: Mathematics
Page: 448
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This compilation of long-inaccessible puzzles by a famous puzzle master offers challenges ranging from arithmetical and algebraical problems to those involving geometry, combinatorics, and topology, plus game, domino, and match puzzles. Includes answers.