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Title:
Math mind games
Author:
Hemme, Heinrich.
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Publication Information:
New York : Sterling Pub., [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
128 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 19 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
Electronic Access:
Publisher description http://www.loc.gov/catdir/description/ste021/2002284585.html
ISBN:
9780806976914
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

If a bowling club can only get a lane on the fifth Saturday of every month, how many times in a year will it meet? Can you figure out the next number in this row of seemingly unconnected figures (1, 8, 11, 69, 88, 96, 101.)? How many cuts would it take to saw a chessboard into 64 separate pieces? You don't have to be a mathematician to get hooked on these stimulating braintwisters--to find the solutions, all you need is a good dose of logic or the simplest school arithmetic. To add a little more pleasure to the puzzles, every real-life problem unfolds in small, interesting stories about friends and families as they go about their daily activities. And, they're all wittily illustrated, too! From calculating the price of lollipops to working out the size of a pond in a village park, this is pure number fun!


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Publisher's Weekly Review

Ever wonder how many straight cuts it takes to saw a chessboard into 64 square pieces? In Math Mind Games by Heinrich Hemme, the German physicist poses 4o challenges inspired by everyday events. Accompanied by playful illustrations, each question is introduced with a story. Final pages provide solutions. (July) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


School Library Journal Review

Gr 5 Up-The more than 40 challenging puzzles in this collection are not for the faint of heart but would intrigue younger gifted students and support a problem-of-the-week activity and home practice for older students. Each spread presents a word problem opposite a vibrant illustration that facilitates solutions. The content is presented in a clear, linear format. The answer section is especially valuable as it contains clear, sometimes illustrated, explanations of the puzzles. Young mathematicians will find this book stimulating while teachers will enjoy its many uses.-Barbara L. McMullin, Casita Center for Technology, Science & Math, Vista, CA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.