The Complete Book of Fun Maths

The Complete Book of Fun Maths : 250 Confidence-boosting Tricks, Tests and Puzzles

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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.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 184 pages
  • 134 x 212 x 16mm | 240.41g
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
  • John Wiley & Sons Ltd
  • Chichester, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0470870915
  • 9780470870914
  • 161,513

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.show more

Review Text

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.show more