A Mathematical Pandora's Box
By (author) Brian Bolt
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Mathematical Pandora's Box by Brian Bolt
Book DescriptionA Mathematical Pandora's Box has been written in response to the success of Brian Bolt's earlier mathematical puzzle books. Through his own experience, the author has discovered a worldwide interest in these and similar puzzles. Not only do they stimulate creative thinking but they can also open up new areas of mathematics to the reader. This book contains 142 activities: in addition to puzzles, there are games, tricks, models and explanations of various phenomena. They range from number manipulation, through happy and amicable numbers, coin puzzles, picnicking bears and pentominoes, to building shapes with cubes. Some of the puzzles date from hundreds of years ago while many others are original, giving everyone something to think about. There is a detailed commentary at the end of the book, giving solutions and explanations, together with the occasional follow-up problem.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521446198
(246mm x 189mm x 7mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 24-Jun-1993
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Brian Bolt
Mathematical Dictionary for Schools, Paperback (March 1998)
A Mathematical Dictionary for Schools contains over 500 definitions of technical terms found within GCSE syllabuses.
Mathematical Jamboree, Paperback (November 1995)
A Mathematical Jamboree contains 114 puzzles and activities to challenge people of all ages.
Mathematical Cavalcade, Paperback (April 1992)
Mathematical Cavalcade contains a further 131 puzzles to challenge people of all ages.
Mathematics Meets Technology, Paperback (April 1991)» View all books by Brian Bolt
A resource book which looks at the design of mechanisms, for example gears and linkages, through the eyes of a mathematician.
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