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Book of Curious and Interesting Puzzles (Dover Recreational Math)“Of immense interest to those who enjoy recreational maths and puzzles . . . even the most hardened puzzler will find something new.” — Mathematical GazettePuzzles are as old as history itself, following an arc like that of technology: centuries of slow progress, followed by rapid expansion in the 1800s, and an explosion of activity in the twentieth century. This collection by bestselling author David Wells, a Cambridge math scholar and teacher, follows that pattern. Its first part is devoted …

Mind's Eye GeometryEach of the diagrams in this book poses a geometrical puzzle which has to solved simply by looking, thinking and imagining. For instance, what would you see if you look further into that hollow cube? By making models or using the cut-outs in the back of the book it is possible to check answers….

More Mathematical CuriositiesA further collection of colourful models offering insights and mathematical concepts and including a minibook of background information and further ideas….

Mathematical Curiosities: To Cut Out and Glue TogetherAll the colourful models in this collection, when cut out and glued together have curious and interesting properties. Some rotate, some fold and unfold, some twist and others fit together in unexpected ways. A minibook is included which gives background information and further ideas….

Rational Amusement for Winter Evenings, or a Collection of Above 200 Curious and Interesting Puzzles and Paradoxes Relating to Arithmetic, Geometry, ... and Four Plates, Designed (Classic Reprint)Author having occ9si mflily met i 4tH puzzles idating toN umbers Geometrical IB igureB c. interspersed in different books apprehended that a eoU ection of the hfist, wkh thenr atduH axu Toif ht, ia ,suffident to form a small volmne. After extensive enquiry, no work appearing to eadst of the same description, he proceeded to coH ect from sucb materials as seemed most suitacble for his ptcrpose; and the result of his labours, in addition to a few originals he now offers to die pubK c. It must, how…

Rational Amusement for Winter Evenings,: Or, a Collection of Above 200 Curious and Interesting Puzzles and Paradoxes Relating to Arithmetic, Geometry, ... Plates. Designed Chiefly for Young Persons.Author having occ9si mflily met i 4tH puzzles idating toN umbers Geometrical IB igureB c. interspersed in different books apprehended that a eoU ection of the hfist, wkh thenr atduH axu Toif ht, ia ,suffident to form a small volmne. After extensive enquiry, no work appearing to eadst of the same description, he proceeded to coH ect from sucb materials as seemed most suitacble for his ptcrpose; and the result of his labours, in addition to a few originals he now offers to die pubK c. It must, how…

Rational Amusement for Winter Evenings, Or, a Collection of Above 200 Curious and Interesting Puzzles and Paradoxes Relating to Arithmetic, Geometry, ... Plates, Designed Chiefly for Young PersonsThis book was originally published prior to 1923, and represents a reproduction of an important historical work, maintaining the same format as the original work. While some publishers have opted to apply OCR (optical character recognition) technology to the process, we believe this leads to sub-optimal results (frequent typographical errors, strange characters and confusing formatting) and does not adequately preserve the historica…