330 Puzzles

Author: Ronald C. Read

Publisher: Courier Dover Publications

ISBN: 0486801292

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 176

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This collection gathers together nearly 330 tangrams, the best creations of both Chinese and Occidental puzzle devisers. Puzzles range from the relatively easy to the difficult.
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Author: Sam Loyd,Peter Van Note

Publisher: Dover Publications

ISBN: 9780486454245

Category: Games

Page: 52

View: 6391

The original "Chinese puzzle," the challenge of the tangram lies in your ability to arrange seven geometrical pieces—a square, a rhomboid, and five triangles—into a variety of different shapes. Collected by America's great puzzle expert, here are 700 endlessly absorbing tangrams offering hours of mind-expanding amusement. Sam Loyd's Book of Tangrams is also a tribute to this tricky but intriguing puzzle. In a famous and delightful spoof of the tangram's history, Loyd includes running commentary on the popular puzzle's origins in ancient China, its religious significance, and its relation to the Pythagorean theorem. But don't let the amusing dialogue fool you! The puzzles are genuine challenges. If you've ever tried your hand at tangrams before, you're probably already addicted to their limitless possibilities. If you haven't, this classic puzzle potpourri will have you hooked in no time! Solutions are included.
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Author: Ann Tompert,Robert Andrew Parker

Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 051757487X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 5810

Grandfather tells a story about shape-changing fox fairies who try to best each other until a hunter brings danger to both of them.
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The Ancient Chinese Puzzle

Author: Joost Elffers,Michael Schuyt

Publisher: Stewart Tabori & Chang

ISBN: 9781556705816

Category: Games

Page: 256

View: 3371

Presented in a box with tray for holding the seven puzzle pieces, this book contains 1600 possible silhouettes, their solutions and general tips on how to solve a tangram.
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466 Tricky Shapes to Confound & Astound

Author: Chris Crawford

Publisher: Puzzlewright

ISBN: 9781402797248

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 96

View: 8897

Opening this lie-flat hardcover is like unlocking a treasure chest filled with hundreds of fun puzzles. Solve the mysterious Tangram: a square divided into seven shapes that can be rearranged in hundreds of figures and forms. Use the seven high-quality wooden pieces that are packaged inside this book.
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The Story of the Chinese Puzzle with Over 2000 Puzzles to Solve

Author: Jerry Slocum,Jack Botermans

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company Incorporated

ISBN: 9781402704130

Category: Games

Page: 192

View: 4666

This first truly authoritative, lavishly photographed history of Tangrams—with more than 2,000 puzzles—reveals the beauty of this ancient Chinese pastime. “A fascinating historical summary, well illustrated with color facsimile pages and photographs of antique tangram sets...Puzzle enthusiasts will love this book on a little-known topic. Highly recommended.”—Library Journal.
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1,600 Ancient Chinese Puzzles

Author: Joost Elffers,Michael Schuyt

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783822870389

Category: Games

Page: 200

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Author: Lisa Campbell Ernst

Publisher: Handprint Books

ISBN: 9781593541064

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 28

View: 8612

Based on the Chinese puzzle game, this story follows a magician as he changes into a variety of shapes, which the reader can also create with the accompanying red foam pieces.
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Author: Editors of Thunder Bay Press

Publisher: Thunder Bay Press

ISBN: 9781684122035

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 48

View: 2721

Challenge your puzzle-solving skills by arranging seven simple shapes into dozens of complex patterns. With just seven simple geometric shapes, Tangrams Sticker Book provides hours of challenging fun for all ages. Each of the 75 puzzles requires you to arrange triangles, squares, and rhomboids in order to create the shape of an object such as an animal, human figure, or vehicle. Using the cardboard practice pieces, readers can figure out the solution before applying the sticker shapes to the page and then decorate the completed figure with more stickers for eyes, mouths, and tails. Simple in concept but challenging in practice, tangram puzzles are a unique way to exercise your brain.
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Puzzle Shapes to Make You Think

Author: Jon Millington

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780906212578

Category: Geometrical constructions

Page: 26

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If you take five squares of the same size and join them edge to edge, the resulting shape is called a pentomino. This book shows some of the possibilities, poses some problems and suggests fruitful lines of investigtion.
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The Problems They Solved, Why These Are Important, and What You Should Know about Them

Author: Robert A. Nowlan

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9463008934

Category: Education

Page: 24

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The original title for this work was “Mathematical Literacy, What Is It and Why You Need it”. The current title reflects that there can be no real learning in any subject, unless questions of who, what, when, where, why and how are raised in the minds of the learners. The book is not a mathematical text, and there are no assigned exercises or exams. It is written for reasonably intelligent and curious individuals, both those who value mathematics, aware of its many important applications and others who have been inappropriately exposed to mathematics, leading to indifference to the subject, fear and even loathing. These feelings are all consequences of meaningless presentations, drill, rote learning and being lost as the purpose of what is being studied. Mathematics education needs a radical reform. There is more than one way to accomplish this. Here the author presents his approach of wrapping mathematical ideas in a story. To learn one first must develop an interest in a problem and the curiosity to find how masters of mathematics have solved them. What is necessary to be mathematically literate? It’s not about solving algebraic equations or even making a geometric proof. These are valuable skills but not evidence of literacy. We often seek answers but learning to ask pertinent questions is the road to mathematical literacy. Here is the good news: new mathematical ideas have a way of finding applications. This is known as “the unreasonable effectiveness of mathematics.”
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Shape Puzzles to Stretch Your Brain

Author: James Lyon

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1626860823

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 224

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Stretch your brain with shape puzzles! Use the tans to make pictures and you will improve your lateral thinking and creativity. Based on the best-selling Book-in-a-Box kits, with The Tangrams Book, you can stretch the visual side of your brain--whatever your age! First solve the puzzle by creating the shape shown, but then change it into the new shape in only the set number of moves indicated.
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Author: Martin Gardner

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486281523

Category: Games

Page: 82

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The noted expert and longtime author of Scientific American's Mathematical Games column selects 70 of his favorite "short" puzzles. Enthusiasts can challenge their skills with such mind-bogglers as The Returning Explorer, The Mutilated Chessboard, Scrambled Box Tops, Bronx vs. Brooklyn, and dozens more involving logic and basic math. Complete solutions included.
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Author: Mustafa Yasar,Ozkan Ozgun,Jeanne Galbraith

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443859648

Category: Education

Page: 435

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Contemporary Perspectives and Research on Early Childhood Education is a welcome addition to the field of early childhood education. This book enhances the understanding of different approaches to curriculum and instruction; appropriate assessment strategies; the role of math and science in children’s development; the importance of seeing the whole child and ensuring children develop holistically through play and arts; training effective teachers; and the importance of helping parents to be better supporters of their children. Along with this comprehensive content, the book also contains diverse methodologies including qualitative, quantitative and mixed-method approaches, which will further enrich the reader’s perspective and understanding of a wide range of topics in the field. Thus, this book creates a platform for researchers and practitioners to share and discuss research findings, expertise, and experiences about early childhood education.
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Author: Henry E. Dudeney

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486204731

Category: Games

Page: 258

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430 PUZZLES, PROBLEMS, PARADOXES, AND BRAIN TEASERS.
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Author: Bonnie Averbach,Orin Chein

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486409171

Category: Mathematics

Page: 458

View: 7562

Many of the most important mathematical concepts were developed from recreational problems. This book uses problems, puzzles, and games to teach students how to think critically. It emphasizes active participation in problem solving, with emphasis on logic, number and graph theory, games of strategy, and much more. Includes answers to selected problems. Index. 1980 edition.
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A Carrollian Tale for Children Under Eighty

Author: Raymond M. Smullyan,Martin Gardner,Greer Fitting

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486482006

Category: Mathematics

Page: 182

View: 626

Characters from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass populate these 88 intriguing puzzles. Mathematician Raymond Smullyan re-creates the spirit of Lewis Carroll's writings in puzzles involving word play, logic and metalogic, and philosophical paradoxes. Challenges range from easy to difficult and include solutions, plus 60 charming illustrations. "An ingenious book." — Boston Globe.
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Author: Fred Schuh

Publisher: Courier Dover Publications

ISBN: 0486808955

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 448

View: 9882

Praised for its "exceptionally good value" by the Journal of Recreational Mathematics, this book offers fun-filled insights into many fields of mathematics. The brainteasers include original puzzles as well as new approaches to classic conundrums. A vast assortment of challenges features domino puzzles, the game of noughts and crosses, games of encirclement, sliding movement puzzles, subtraction games, puzzles in mechanics, games with piles of matches, a road puzzle with concentric circles, "Catch the Giant," and much more. Detailed solutions show several methods by which a particular problem may be answered, why one method is preferable, and where the others fail. With numerous worked examples, the clear, step-by-step analyses cover how the problem should be approached, including hints and enumeration of possibilities and determination of probabilities, application of the theory of probability, and evaluation of contingencies and mean values. Readers are certain to improve their puzzle-solving strategies as well as their mathematical skills.
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Theory, Practice, and Application

Author: Jon M. Quigley,Kim L. Robertson

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1482229366

Category: Computers

Page: 438

View: 3890

Configuration Management: Theory, Practice, and Application details a comprehensive approach to configuration management from a variety of product development perspectives, including embedded and IT. It provides authoritative advice on how to extend products for a variety of markets due to configuration options. The book also describes the importance of configuration management to other parts of the organization. It supplies an overview of configuration management and its process elements to provide readers with a contextual understanding of the theory, practice, and application of CM. Explaining what a configuration item is and what it implies, the book illustrates the interplay of configuration and data management with all enterprise resources during each phase of a product lifecycle. It also demonstrates the interrelationship of CM to functional resources. Shedding light on current practice, the book describes CM baselines, configuration identification, management baseline changes, and acceptance criteria for end products. It also considers testing, inspection and evaluation, related CM standards, and reference data. Coverage includes the product life cycle, the supporting enterprise infrastructure, functional resources, product management, CM elements, data types, and control requirements. Providing a systems perspective of the various elements of configuration and data management, the book explains how they relate to the enterprise and details proven risk management solutions for when things go wrong.
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Author: Martin Gardner

Publisher: W H Freeman & Company

ISBN: 9780716719250

Category: Mathematical recreations.

Page: 295

View: 5475

Describes puzzles involving time travel paradoxes, hexes, stars, cards, anamorphic art, magic squares, and polygons
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