Author: Sam Loyd
Publisher: Dover Publications
Release Date: 2007-06-01
The original "Chinese puzzle," the challenge of the tangram lies in your ability to arrange seven geometrical pieces—a square, a rhomboid, and five triangles—into a variety of different shapes. Collected by America's great puzzle expert, here are 700 endlessly absorbing tangrams offering hours of mind-expanding amusement. Sam Loyd's Book of Tangrams is also a tribute to this tricky but intriguing puzzle. In a famous and delightful spoof of the tangram's history, Loyd includes running commentary on the popular puzzle's origins in ancient China, its religious significance, and its relation to the Pythagorean theorem. But don't let the amusing dialogue fool you! The puzzles are genuine challenges. If you've ever tried your hand at tangrams before, you're probably already addicted to their limitless possibilities. If you haven't, this classic puzzle potpourri will have you hooked in no time! Solutions are included.
Opening this lie-flat hardcover is like unlocking a treasure chest filled with hundreds of fun puzzles. Solve the mysterious Tangram: a square divided into seven shapes that can be rearranged in hundreds of figures and forms. Use the seven high-quality wooden pieces that are packaged inside this book.
Author: Jerry Slocum
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company Incorporated
Release Date: 2003
This first truly authoritative, lavishly photographed history of Tangrams—with more than 2,000 puzzles—reveals the beauty of this ancient Chinese pastime. “A fascinating historical summary, well illustrated with color facsimile pages and photographs of antique tangram sets...Puzzle enthusiasts will love this book on a little-known topic. Highly recommended.”—Library Journal.
Author: Editors of Thunder Bay Press
Publisher: Thunder Bay Press
Release Date: 2017-10-01
Genre: Games & Activities
Challenge your puzzle-solving skills by arranging seven simple shapes into dozens of complex patterns. With just seven simple geometric shapes, Tangrams Sticker Book provides hours of challenging fun for all ages. Each of the 75 puzzles requires you to arrange triangles, squares, and rhomboids in order to create the shape of an object such as an animal, human figure, or vehicle. Using the cardboard practice pieces, readers can figure out the solution before applying the sticker shapes to the page and then decorate the completed figure with more stickers for eyes, mouths, and tails. Simple in concept but challenging in practice, tangram puzzles are a unique way to exercise your brain.
If you take five squares of the same size and join them edge to edge, the resulting shape is called a pentomino. This book shows some of the possibilities, poses some problems and suggests fruitful lines of investigtion.
Many of the most important mathematical concepts were developed from recreational problems. This book uses problems, puzzles, and games to teach students how to think critically. It emphasizes active participation in problem solving, with emphasis on logic, number and graph theory, games of strategy, and much more. Includes answers to selected problems. Index. 1980 edition.
Author: Robert A. Nowlan
Release Date: 2017-05-13
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.”
Author: James Lyon
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2013-10-21
Genre: Games & Activities
Stretch your brain with shape puzzles! Use the tans to make pictures and you will improve your lateral thinking and creativity. Based on the best-selling Book-in-a-Box kits, with The Tangrams Book, you can stretch the visual side of your brain--whatever your age! First solve the puzzle by creating the shape shown, but then change it into the new shape in only the set number of moves indicated.
Author: Martin Gardner
Publisher: Courier Corporation
Release Date: 1994-11
The noted expert and longtime author of Scientific American's Mathematical Games column selects 70 of his favorite "short" puzzles. Enthusiasts can challenge their skills with such mind-bogglers as The Returning Explorer, The Mutilated Chessboard, Scrambled Box Tops, Bronx vs. Brooklyn, and dozens more involving logic and basic math. Complete solutions included.
Contemporary Perspectives and Research on Early Childhood Education is a welcome addition to the field of early childhood education. This book enhances the understanding of different approaches to curriculum and instruction; appropriate assessment strategies; the role of math and science in children’s development; the importance of seeing the whole child and ensuring children develop holistically through play and arts; training effective teachers; and the importance of helping parents to be better supporters of their children. Along with this comprehensive content, the book also contains diverse methodologies including qualitative, quantitative and mixed-method approaches, which will further enrich the reader’s perspective and understanding of a wide range of topics in the field. Thus, this book creates a platform for researchers and practitioners to share and discuss research findings, expertise, and experiences about early childhood education.