- Series: Dolciani Mathematical Expositions (Book 18)
- Paperback: 256 pages
- Publisher: The Mathematical Association of America (October 1, 1996)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0883853256
- ISBN-13: 978-0883853252
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.9 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 8 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 3 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,056,703 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Which Way Did the Bicycle Go?: And Other Intriguing Mathematical Mysteries (Dolciani Mathematical Expositions)
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The problems are not brain-teaser types that have a "trick" to their solution: They all involve insightful mathematics. This text devotes 60 pages to the problems and 160 pages to their annotated solutions. The solutions are well written, make historical references, and contain extensions to the original problems...The problems are suitable for college-level and might be within reach of superior high school students....a nice addition to the library of any problem solver since it contains a collection of thought-provoking , demanding problems that are unlikely to be duplicated in any other single book. The Mathematics Teacher -- The Mathematics Teacher
This stimulating little book is a collection of the 191 of the best "Problem of the Week" mathematical problems and puzzles that appeared over the last 25 y ears at Macalester College. This tradition was started by Joe Konhauser, a "great believer in the value of problem solving activity," and later continued by Stan Wagon., The problems appear to follow Joe's dictum that "they had to involve almost no prerequisites and be succinctly stated and inherently attractive."...there is sufficient variety included to appeal to most mathematically oriented people. -- AAAS Science Books and Films
This work...is exceptionally well written and well prepared technically...The carefully stated problems are grouped into categories...Following the problem statements are well-written solutions to each problem. Besides being appropriate for teachers, the book might also interest advanced high school and college mathematics students who would independently engage in the challenge of mathematical puzzles and be entertained by the surprising twists required to solve them. -- Choice
This book contains the best problems selected from over 25 years of the Problem of the Week at Macalester College. The collection contains a variety of other unusual and interesting problems in geometry, algebra, combinatorics, and number theory. Complete solutions to the 191 problems are included along with problem variations and topics for investigation.