The Moscow Puzzles

Author: Boris A. Kordemsky
Publisher: Courier Dover Publications
ISBN: 9780486801308
Release Date: 2014-12-16
Genre: Games & Activities

This is, quite simply, the best and most popular puzzle book ever published in the Soviet Union. Since its first appearance in 1956 there have been eight editions as well as translations from the original Russian into Ukrainian, Estonian, Lettish, and Lithuanian. Almost a million copies of the Russian version alone have been sold. Part of the reason for the book's success is its marvelously varied assortment of brainteasers ranging from simple "catch" riddles to difficult problems (none, however, requiring advanced mathematics). Many of the puzzles will be new to Western readers, while some familiar problems have been clothed in new forms. Often the puzzles are presented in the form of charming stories that provide non-Russian readers with valuable insights into contemporary Russian life and customs. In addition, Martin Gardner, former editor of the Mathematical Games Department, Scientific American, has clarified and simplified the book to make it as easy as possible for an English-reading public to understand and enjoy. He has been careful, moreover, to retain nearly all the freshness, warmth, and humor of the original. Lavishly illustrated with over 400 clear diagrams and amusing sketches, this inexpensive edition of the first English translation will offer weeks or even months of stimulating entertainment. It belongs in the library of every puzzlist or lover of recreational mathematics.

The Moscow Puzzles

Author: Boris A. Kordemsky
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486270784
Release Date: 1992-04-10
Genre: Games

A collection of math and logic puzzles features number games, magic squares, tricks, problems with dominoes and dice, and cross sums, in addition to other intellectual teasers.

The Moscow Puzzles

Author: Boris A. Kordemsky
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486270785
Release Date: 1992-04-10
Genre: Games

A collection of math and logic puzzles features number games, magic squares, tricks, problems with dominoes and dice, and cross sums, in addition to other intellectual teasers.

My Best Mathematical and Logic Puzzles

Author: Martin Gardner
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486281520
Release Date: 1994-11
Genre: Games

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.

The Colossal Book of Mathematics

Author: Martin Gardner
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393020231
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Games

The author presents a selection of pieces from his Scientific American "Mathematical Games" column, presenting puzzles and concepts that range from arithmetic and geometrical games to the meaning of M.C. Escher's artwork.

The Big Brain Puzzle Book

Author: Terry Stickels
Publisher: Courier Dover Publications
ISBN: 9780486802909
Release Date: 2016-02-17
Genre: Games & Activities

Originally published in 2009, with a new introduction.

Entertaining Mathematical Puzzles

Author: Martin Gardner
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486252116
Release Date: 1986
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Playing with mathematical riddles can be an intriguing and fun-filled pastime — as popular science writer Martin Gardner proves in this entertaining collection. Puzzlists need only an elementary knowledge of math and a will to resist looking up the answer before trying to solve a problem. Written in a light and witty style, Entertaining Mathematical Puzzles is a mixture of old and new riddles, grouped into sections that cover a variety of mathematical topics: money, speed, plane and solid geometry, probability, topology, tricky puzzles, and more. The probability section, for example, points out that everything we do, everything that happens around us, obeys the laws of probability; geometry puzzles test our ability to think pictorially and often, in more than one dimension; while topology, among the "youngest and rowdiest branches of modern geometry," offers a glimpse into a strange dimension where properties remain unchanged, no matter how a figure is twisted, stretched, or compressed. Clear and concise comments at the beginning of each section explain the nature and importance of the math needed to solve each puzzle. A carefully explained solution follows each problem. In many cases, all that is needed to solve a puzzle is the ability to think logically and clearly, to be "on the alert for surprising, off-beat angles...that strange hidden factor that everyone else had overlooked." Fully illustrated, this engaging collection will appeal to parents and children, amateur mathematicians, scientists, and students alike, and may, as the author writes, make the reader "want to study the subject in earnest" and explains "some of the inviting paths that wind away from the problems into lusher areas of the mathematical jungle." 65 black-and-white illustrations.

Perplexing Puzzles and Tantalizing Teasers

Author: Martin Gardner
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486256375
Release Date: 1988
Genre: Games

Combines two previously published works, resulting in ninety-three brain-teasing puzzles, riddles, and questions with an emphasis on humor.

Puzzles in Math and Logic

Author: Aaron J. Friedland
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 048622256X
Release Date: 1970
Genre: Games

Selected brain teasers requiring geometric, algebraic, and logical solutions

Impossible Folding Puzzles and Other Mathematical Paradoxes

Author: Gianni A. Sarcone
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486493510
Release Date: 2014-02-20
Genre: Games

Do all problems have solutions? Is complexity synonymous with difficulty? This original collection of mathematical puzzles and paradoxes proves that things aren't always what they seem! Readers will discover that nothing is as easy or as difficult as it looks and that puzzles can have one, several, or no solutions. The fun-filled puzzles begin with The Tricky Hole, a challenge that involves pushing a large coin through a small hole in a sheet of paper without ripping or making any cuts in the paper. Advance to the Elastic Playing Card, in which it's possible to cut a hole into a playing card big enough for someone to climb through. Other incredible puzzles include Elephants and Castles, Trianglized Kangaroo, Honest Dice and Logic Dice, Mind-reading Powers, and dozens more. Complete solutions explain the mathematical realities behind the fantastic-sounding challenges.

The Moscow Puzzles

Author: Boris A. Kordemsky
Publisher: Michael Joseph
ISBN: 0718186753
Release Date: 2017-03-23
Genre:

A non-stop train leaves Moscow for Leningrad at 60 miles per hour. Another train leaves Leningrad for Moscow at 40 miles per hour. How far apart are the trains one hour before they pass each other? A man has to row a wolf, a goat and some cabbage across a river in a boat which will only hold himself and one of the three. If he leaves them alone, the wolf will eat the goat and the goat will eat the cabbage. How does he get them across? These and dozens of other problems of maths, logic and common sense appear in this classic Russian puzzle book, first published in 1956. Warm, charming and lavishly illustrated with over 400 diagrams and sketches, The Moscow Puzzles offers countless hours of entertainment for puzzle lovers of all abilities.

Math and Logic Puzzles That Make Kids Think

Author: Jeffrey J. Wanko
Publisher:
ISBN: 1593634161
Release Date: 2010-06-01
Genre: Education

The Social Studies book includes units that ask students to explore the struggles of America's first permanent English settlement in Jamestown, hold an African economic summit, study various Supreme Court cases and primary source documents, and create a Civil War documentary that views the war from the aspect of a person living in a particular state.

Amusements in Mathematics

Author: Henry E. Dudeney
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486204734
Release Date: 1958-06-01
Genre: Games

430 PUZZLES, PROBLEMS, PARADOXES, AND BRAIN TEASERS.

Challenging Logic Puzzles

Author: Barry R. Clarke
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
ISBN: 1402705417
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Games

So, you think you've got the brain-power to tackle tough logic puzzles? Well, try this extraordinary assortment of challenges, including Mix-and-Match logic puzzles and "Find the Liar" type puzzles. Some puzzles have tables that can be used to deduce relationships between people or items, some use word-play to present the problem, and still others use illustrations to highlight the challenge. Whatever their form, each is designed to stretch your mind to the max. And the level of difficulty increases as you move through the book, concluding with a series so diabolical, even the most expert puzzle sleuths may have to beg for mercy! Fortunately, solutions for every puzzle are included, along with explanations of how the answers are determined, so you'll even be able to build your puzzle-solving skills.

536 Puzzles and Curious Problems

Author: Henry E. Dudeney
Publisher: Courier Dover Publications
ISBN: 9780486796864
Release Date: 2016-08-17
Genre: Mathematics

This compilation of long-inaccessible puzzles by a famous puzzle master offers challenges ranging from arithmetical and algebraical problems to those involving geometry, combinatorics, and topology, plus game, domino, and match puzzles. Includes answers.