Hexaflexagons and Other Mathematical Diversions : The First Scientific American Book of Puzzles and Games

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Martin Gardner, «Hexaflexagons and Other Mathematical Diversions:
The First Scientific American Book of Puzzles and Games»
Univ. Of Chicago Press | ISBN 0226282546 | (Sept. 1988) | djvu | 3.4 Mb | 213 pages

From School Library Journal
YA– This revision of a 1959 title offers schools a wonderful collection of reprinted articles from Scientific American with afterwords to bring the topics up to date. Math students and puzzle nuts will appreciate this assortment, which ranges from the hexaflexagons of the title to tic-tac-toe to card tricks and their mathematical explanations.
Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc.

Book Description
These clearly and cleverly presented mathematical recreations of paradoxes and paperfolding, Moebius variations and mnemonics both ancient and modern delight and perplex while demonstating principles of logic, probability, geometry, and other mathematical fields.

"A classic."–Andrew Rothery, Times Education Supplement

"Martin Gardner has turned a trick as neat as any in the book itself. He has selected a group of diversions which are not only entertaining but mathematically meaningful as well. The result is a work which is rewarding on almost every level of mathematical achievement."–Miriam Hecht, Iscripta Mathematica