- Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Ltd
- Format: Paperback | 184 pages
- Dimensions: 134mm x 212mm x 16mm | 240g
- Publication date: 1 May 2004
- Publication City/Country: Chichester
- ISBN 10: 0470870915
- ISBN 13: 9780470870914
- Sales rank: 166,295
The idea of this book is to help build confidence with maths via a series of tests and puzzles. After a gentle a warm--upa section, the puzzles and tests get progressively more challenging over the course of the book. There is a hints section for readers who get stuck, as well as a complete set of answers for every test at the back of the book. After the a warm--upa section, there are puzzles and tests on a lateral thinkinga , a fun with numbersa , a logic puzzlesa , a geometrical puzzlesa and a difficult puzzlesa . Readers will soon become familiar and comfortable with a range of tricks and tests, from magic number squares to Fibonacci numbers.
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Written for ages from 18 to 100 who wants to put themselves to the test, this book aims to help build confidence with maths via a series of tests and puzzles. There is a hints section for readers who get stuck, as well as a set of answers for every test at the back of the book.
Table of contents
Introduction. Section 1: Puzzles, tricks and tests. Chapter 1: The work out. Chapter 2: Think laterally. Chapter 3: Test your numerical IQ. Chapter 4: Funumeration. Chapter 5: Think logically. Chapter 6: The logic of gambling and probability. Chapter 7: Geometrical puzzles. Chapter 8: Complexities and curiosities. Section 2: Hints, answers and explanations. Hints. Answers and explanations. Section 3: Glossary and data. Glossary. Data. Section 4: Appendices. Appendix 1: Fibonacci and nature's use of space. Appendix 2: Pi. Appendix 3: Topology and the Mobius strip.