Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your email address or mobile phone number.
The Moscow Puzzles: 359 Mathematical Recreations (Dover Recreational Math) Paperback – April 10, 1992
"Salt to the Sea" by Ruta Sepetys
Just when it seems freedom is within their grasp, tragedy strikes. Not country, nor culture, nor status matter as all ten thousand people aboard must fight for the same thing: survival. See more
Frequently Bought Together
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
Original Language: Russian
More About the Author
Top Customer Reviews
Of all the puzzle books and puzzles I ever owned, this is the only one I saved. The book has a wide variety of types of puzzles (not all involve numbers). While some are easy, most were challenging. The descriptions were charming, with Russian names of children and towns and quaint puzzle descriptions involving wells, or steam engines or household objects. All in all, a delightful, very educational puzzle collection.
Other fine attributes of this book are its sense of humor and its practicality. The author has chosen everyday events and situations for his problem "plots," and in doing so, maintains the interest level of the average reader.
Readers of this book will learn to overcome personal barriers to creativity (the chief personal barrier is called "psychological inertia"), and will increase their creativity quotients by an order of magnitude, or more.
I strongly recommend this book for use in all classes from grades 4 through college senior. For the rest of us who simply like ("love") to work on challenging problems, this is the book for you. Good luck!
Although no mathematics beyond the high school level is required, the challenge lies in the ingenious application of even the most rudimentary math and logic necessary to successfully tackle these exercises. The problems range from rather simple to difficult. Some amount to raw logic riddles requiring little or no math while others offer the opportunity to fine tune one's skills in geometry and algebra. In addition to offering a rich variety of problems which will satisfy the needs of puzzlists at many levels, the editors have made a good point of dividing the problems into categories emphasizing different sets of skills including geometry, algebra, arithmetic operations, spatial visualization and logic. Such a delineation makes it easy evaluate strengths and weaknesses so you can focus on areas of improvement.
Given the long history of this publication, several problems will be familiar to some seasoned puzzle enthusiasts but most will still provide a fresh challenge.
With and outstanding collection of 359 mathematical recreations and being lavishly illustrated with more than 400 diagrams and sketches, this book will certainly become a treasure in the personal library of anyone that enjoys solving puzzles.
It's a mammoth puzzle collection, compare with most math teasers and puzzles book available. But what is important is not the quantity, but the quality and charm of the problems presented.
The book is divided in fifteen chapters, as shown:
- Amusing problems.
- Difficult problems.
- Geometry with matches.
- Measure seven times before you cut.
- Skill will find its application everywhere.
- Dominoes and dice.
- Properties of nine.
- With algebra and without it.
- Mathematics with almost no calculations.
- Mathematical games and tricks.
- Cross sums and magic squares.
- Numbers curious and serious.
- Numbers ancient but eternally young.
Everyone will find the type of problems the like most. Often the puzzles are presented in the form of charming stories that provides valuable insights into contemporary Russian life and customs.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Purchased for my Math Geek, sadly he opened first and couldn't get him him to put it down to open the rest of his gifts. He loved it.Published 1 month ago by GLORIA G.
Got it as a gift, so I can't say to its content. Came in good condition, just a little late, but it was around the holiday season and it sat in the shipping center for a bit longer... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Michael Rodriguez
Got this for my husband last Christmas. He really enjoyed working on the puzzles. Some are fairly easy or quick to solve while others take some time. Very engaging. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Jennifer G
For my mathematical son who turned 14 & is so hard to buy gifts for- he and his dad are enjoying the puzzles in this book- if your the kind of person oh wants to seek out the... Read morePublished 2 months ago by K. L. Bauer
Bought tw - one for a colleague - we use these puzzles in my middle school classroom!Published 2 months ago by Susan Beck