Without Words: Mathematical Puzzles to Confound and Delight

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Without Words: Mathematical Puzzles to Confound and Delight
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The Puzzles where the first puzzle is...what's the puzzle! 

All real life mathematics is problem solving. And all those fascinated by puzzles are problem solvers at heart. But thinking mathematically is a skill we have to learn and one which it is easy to forget. James Tanton has been helping people really think mathematically for many years.

Recreational mathematicians and students can practise problem solving in different ways.In this book solving puzzles is practised in a different way from most books they will have seen before:

  • Readers get no clues to what the puzzle is about

  • They may take hours or even days to work out what is being asked of them

  • Even after that, some problems may have no solution

The result of this challenge is a really challenging book that will fascinate anyone interested in puzzles and recreational mathematicians in particular.

This volume contains 36 puzzles ranging from quite easy to more difficult. The sister volume More Without Words: Mathematical Puzzles to Confound and Delight is also available – containing 35 more puzzles with more at the same level and a few more testing ones. 


This book is also in the Tarquin Select Thinking Mathematically package with 100s of other resources for a TINY fee. Click the orange icon to find out more.  

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For answers - and links to Mathematical research areas of related interest - see James's website here

A Tarquin Original ISBN 9781907550232

Ebook supplied as pdf within free Tarquin eReader 

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