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Sam Loyd's Cyclopedia of 5000 Puzzles Tricks and Conundrums with Answers

Sam Loyd's Cyclopedia of 5000 Puzzles Tricks and Conundrums with Answers

  • Author: Sam Loyd
  • Publisher: Ishi Press
  • ISBN: 9780923891787
  • Category: Antiques & Collectibles
  • Page: 384
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Sam Loyd (1841-1911) was the all time greatest inventor and developer of puzzles. He is described by Martin Gardner, the author of the "Mathematical Games" column in Scientific American, as "America's greatest puzzlist and an authentic American genius". His fame is world wide and books of his puzzles have been published in Russian and many other languages. This book, Sam Loyd's Cyclopedia of 5,000 Puzzles Tricks & Conundrums with Answers, was compiled by his son and published in 1914 after his death. Although many books have been written about some of Loyd's puzzles, this remains the most complete volume of all of his puzzles. This is considered to be the most fabulous and exciting collection of puzzles ever assembled in one volume. The puzzles come with wonderful illustrations.

Penrose Tiles to Trapdoor Ciphers

Penrose Tiles to Trapdoor Ciphers

And the Return of Dr Matrix

  • Author: Martin Gardner
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780883855218
  • Category: Mathematics
  • Page: 319
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Another superb collection of articles from Martin Gardner, the king of recreational mathematics.

Masters of Mathematics

Masters of Mathematics

The Problems They Solved, Why These Are Important, and What You Should Know about Them

  • Author: Robert A. Nowlan
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 9463008934
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 24
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The original title for this work was “Mathematical Literacy, What Is It and Why You Need it”. The current title reflects that there can be no real learning in any subject, unless questions of who, what, when, where, why and how are raised in the minds of the learners. The book is not a mathematical text, and there are no assigned exercises or exams. It is written for reasonably intelligent and curious individuals, both those who value mathematics, aware of its many important applications and others who have been inappropriately exposed to mathematics, leading to indifference to the subject, fear and even loathing. These feelings are all consequences of meaningless presentations, drill, rote learning and being lost as the purpose of what is being studied. Mathematics education needs a radical reform. There is more than one way to accomplish this. Here the author presents his approach of wrapping mathematical ideas in a story. To learn one first must develop an interest in a problem and the curiosity to find how masters of mathematics have solved them. What is necessary to be mathematically literate? It’s not about solving algebraic equations or even making a geometric proof. These are valuable skills but not evidence of literacy. We often seek answers but learning to ask pertinent questions is the road to mathematical literacy. Here is the good news: new mathematical ideas have a way of finding applications. This is known as “the unreasonable effectiveness of mathematics.”

The Lighter Side of Mathematics

The Lighter Side of Mathematics

Proceedings of the Eugène Strens Memorial Conference on Recreational Mathematics and Its History

  • Author: Eugene Strens Memorial Conference on Recreational Mathematics & Its History (1986 : University of Calgary)
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780883855164
  • Category: Games & Activities
  • Page: 367
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A collection of wonderful articles on recreational mathematics by a distinguished group of authors.

The Popularization of Mathematics

The Popularization of Mathematics

  • Author: A. G. Howson,J. -P. Kahane
  • Publisher: CUP Archive
  • ISBN: 9780521408677
  • Category: Mathematics
  • Page: 210
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This book presents the papers arising from a commissioned study seminar on the popularization of mathematics. Inspired by the research prepared by A.G. Howson, J.-P. Kahane, and H. Pollak, the papers concentrate on the problems faced in the popularization of mathematics through particular media. A variety of specific themes are explored such as the image of mathematicians, mathematics in televison and films, and mathematics in different cultures.

Pattern Poetry

Pattern Poetry

Guide to an Unknown Literature

  • Author: Dick Higgins
  • Publisher: SUNY Press
  • ISBN: 1438406681
  • Category: Concrete poetry
  • Page: 275
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The National Union Catalog, Pre-1956 Imprints

The National Union Catalog, Pre-1956 Imprints

A Cumulative Author List Representing Library of Congress Printed Cards and Titles Reported by Other American Libraries

  • Author: Library of Congress,American Library Association. Committee on Resources of American Libraries. National Union Catalog Subcommittee
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Catalogs, Union
  • Page: N.A
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MAA Notes

MAA Notes

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Mathematics
  • Page: N.A
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The Dictionary of Wordplay

The Dictionary of Wordplay

  • Author: Dave Morice
  • Publisher: Teachers & Writers
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: 293
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This marvelous reference guide should be at the side of every writer; it's the first wordplay dictionary ever! Concepts like "exquisite corpse," "kangaroo word," and "Jabberwocky," which frequently appear in contemporary writings, are defined here, with examples. More than 1,234 entries are in this book.

The Riddles of the Sphinx

The Riddles of the Sphinx

And the Puzzles, Word Games, Brainteasers, Conundrums, Quizzes, Mysteries, Codes and Ciphers That Have Baffled, Entertained and Confused the World Over the Last 100 Years

  • Author: David J. Bodycombe
  • Publisher: Penguin Books
  • ISBN: 9780143112754
  • Category: Games & Activities
  • Page: 588
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From Sudoku to Victorian parlor games to todays latest brainteasers, this book tells the little-known histories behind a host of puzzles, word games, and riddles, and introduces the extraordinary geniuses, eccentrics, rivals, code crackers, and obsessives who invented them.