Tangrams

Author: Ronald C. Read
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486214832
Release Date: 1965-06-01
Genre: Games

This collection gathers together nearly 330 tangrams, the best creations of both Chinese and Occidental puzzle devisers. Puzzles range from the relatively easy to the difficult.

Sam Loyd s Book of Tangrams

Author: Sam Loyd
Publisher: Dover Publications
ISBN: 048645424X
Release Date: 2007-06-01
Genre: Games

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.

Problem Solving Through Recreational Mathematics

Author: Bonnie Averbach
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486409177
Release Date: 1980
Genre: Mathematics

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.

The Tangram Book

Author: Jerry Slocum
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company Incorporated
ISBN: 1402704135
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Games

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.

Grandfather Tang s Story

Author: Ann Tompert
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
ISBN: 0618436111
Release Date: 2004-04-04
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Grandfather tells a story about shape-changing fox fairies who try to best each other until a hunter brings danger to both of them.

Tangram Puzzles

Author: Chris Crawford
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
ISBN: 080697589X
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Games

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.

Paradoxes in Mathematics

Author: Stanley J. Farlow
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486497167
Release Date: 2014-04-23
Genre: Mathematics

Compiled by a prominent educator and author, this volume presents an intriguing mix of mathematical paradoxes — phenomena with surprising outcomes that can be resolved mathematically. Students and puzzle enthusiasts will get plenty of enjoyment mixed with a bit of painless mathematical instruction from 30 conundrums, including The Birthday Paradox, Aristotle's Magic Wheel, and A Greek Tragedy.

Figures for Fun

Author: Yakov Perelman
Publisher: Courier Dover Publications
ISBN: 9780486795683
Release Date: 2015-05-20
Genre: Mathematics

Originally published in English by: Moscow: Foreign Languages Pub. House, 1957.

Tangram

Author: Joost Elffers
Publisher: Stewart Tabori & Chang
ISBN: 1556705816
Release Date: 1997-08-01
Genre: Games

Presented in a box with tray for holding the seven puzzle pieces, this book contains 1600 possible silhouettes, their solutions and general tips on how to solve a tangram.

The Book on Games of Chance

Author: Cardano, Gerolamo
Publisher: Courier Dover Publications
ISBN: 9780486797939
Release Date: 2015-12-16
Genre: Games

Mathematics was only one area of interest for Gerolamo Cardano ― the sixteenth-century astrologer, philosopher, and physician was also a prolific author and inveterate gambler. Gambling led Cardano to the study of probability, and he was the first writer to recognize that random events are governed by mathematical laws. Published posthumously in 1663, Cardano's Liber de ludo aleae (Book on Games of Chance) is often considered the major starting point of the study of mathematical probability. The Italian scholar formulated some of the field's basic ideas more than a century before the better-known correspondence of Pascal and Fermat. Although his book had no direct influence on other early thinkers about probability, it remains an important antecedent to later expressions of the science's tenets.

Magnetic Tangrams

Author: Jon Tremaine
Publisher: Barrons Juveniles
ISBN: 0764161997
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Author's name not on book. Author verified from publisher's website.

101 Mathematical Projects

Author: Brian Bolt
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521347594
Release Date: 1989-06-29
Genre: Education

As in the preceding collections of puzzles, games and activities, 101 mathematical projects cater to a wide range of concepts and skills and can be linked with other curriculum activities.