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The Complete Book of Fun Maths: 250 Confidence-boosting Tricks, Tests and Puzzles

The Complete Book of Fun Maths: 250 Confidence-boosting Tricks, Tests and Puzzles

Philip Carter, Ken Russell

ISBN: 978-1-907-31208-3

Oct 2009, Capstone

184 pages

$9.99

Description

The idea of this book is to help build confidence with maths via a series of tests and puzzles.  After a gentle 'warm-up' section, the puzzles and tests get progressively more challenging over the course of the book.  There is a hints section for readers who get stuck, as well as a complete set of answers for every test at the back of the book.

After the 'warm-up' section, there are puzzles and tests on 'lateral thinking', 'fun with numbers',  'logic puzzles', 'geometrical puzzles' and 'difficult puzzles'. Readers will soon become familiar and comfortable with a range of tricks and tests, from magic number squares to Fibonacci numbers.

Introduction.

Section 1: Puzzles, tricks and tests.

Chapter 1: The work out.

Chapter 2: Think laterally.

Chapter 3: Test your numerical IQ.

Chapter 4: Funumeration.

Chapter 5: Think logically.

Chapter 6: The logic of gambling and probability.

Chapter 7: Geometrical puzzles.

Chapter 8: Complexities and curiosities.

Section 2: Hints, answers and explanations.

Hints.

Answers and explanations.

Section 3: Glossary and data.

Glossary.

Data.

Section 4: Appendices.

Appendix 1: Fibonacci and nature’s use of space.

Appendix 2: Pi.

Appendix 3: Topology and the Mobius strip.