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Without Words: Mathematical Puzzles to Confound and Delight by [Tanton, James]
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Length: 38 pages Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled Page Flip: Enabled
Language: English
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"...the wonderful puzzle book Without Words by Australian maths guru James Tanton..." Alex Bellos

All real life mathematics is problem solving. And all those fascinated by puzzles are problem solvers at heart. But thinking mathematically is a skill we have to learn and one which it is easy to forget.

Recreational mathematicians and students can practise problem solving in different ways. In this book solving puzzles is practised in a different way from most books they will have seen before:

• Readers get no clues to what the puzzle is about
• They may take hours or even days to work out what is being asked of them
• Even after that, some problems may have no solution

The result of this challenge is a really challenging book that will fascinate anyone interested in puzzles and recreational mathematicians in particular. This volume contains 36 puzzles ranging from quite easy to quite difficult.

The Author is the MAA's Mathematician at Large. The sister book More Without Words is also available.

About the Author

James Tanton (PhD. Mathematics, Princeton University, 1994)is a research mathematician deeply interested in bridging the gap between the mathematics experienced by school students and the creative mathematics practiced and explored by mathematicians. He worked as a college professor for a decade, as a high-school teacher for a decade, and is now the Mathematician-at-large at the Mathematical Association of America in Washington DC.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 15249 KB
  • Print Length: 38 pages
  • Publisher: Tarquin; 1 edition (13 June 2016)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01H2D5V9W
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #265,149 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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