Further Reading

Logic and Math Puzzles (including some for the math-challenged)

The Magical Maze: Seeing the World though Mathematical Eyes
Ian Stewart
From a best-selling mathematics author comes this lively recreational math book that takes readers through a playful "maze" of intriguing math puzzles, from some of the oldest riddles to fun new problems.

The Power of Logical Thinking: Easy Lessons in the Art of Reasoning...and Hard Facts About Its Absence in Our Lives
Marilyn Vos Savant
Vos Savant, famous for her astronomical IQ, tells how her answer to the Monty Hall logic problem in her "Ask Marilyn" column provoked a worldwide response from average people, professional mathematicians, and school children-not all of whom agreed with her. She traces the same public misconceptions about probability theory in the political and social arguments of our day.

Aha! Gotcha: Paradoxes to Puzzle and Delight
Martin Gardner
Gardner wrote a mathematics column for Scientific American magazine for many years, and is one of the most famous popularizers of math and logic puzzles. See whether he can stump you-and make you understand why. One of Gardner's many titles in our collection

Mesmerizing Math Puzzles
Rodolfo Kurchan
Just use addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to solve these fun and challenging puzzles. Sounds easier than it is!!

Fiendishly Difficult Math Puzzles
Ivan Moscovich
Another of the master of the math puzzle's many works. Here you will enter the world of magic numbers, lucky dice, and even creatures from outer space.

The Official Book of Sudoku. Book 1: 150 All-New Puzzles
The latest puzzle craze has become popular enough to join crosswords in the newspapers. Solving sudoku puzzles involves arranging the nine digits in squares and rows without repetition, starting with a few hints.

The Riddle of Scheherazade and Other Amazing Puzzles, Ancient & Modern
Raymond Sullivan
Suppose Scheherazade had posed logic puzzles to the sultan rather than telling him stories for 1,001 nights.

Some Math and Logic Books from Our Children's Collection

Easy Math Puzzles
David A. Adler
A collection of mathematical riddles involving people, animals, coins, or food.

The Wizard's Book of Puzzles
Margaret C. Edmiston
Prove your grasp of logic to the master by determining how many anti-ogre potions he has to hand out, which disguises each of five squires is wearing, and what emblems adorn the shields of Camelot's finest knights. If you need them, special hints will help you figure out the answers.

Hard-to-Solve Math Puzzles
Derrick Niederman
Compute without calculators; study the "survival of the splittest" by arithmetically analyzing a little amoeba reproduction; and investigate whether or not a rich man's children are getting a "square deal" with their inheritance. Just don't give up, because you'll have a lot of satisfaction when you figure these puzzles out.

Sideways Arithmetic from Wayside School
Louis Sachar
Kids (and adults) will have fun solving more than fifty mathematical brain teasers while reading this great collection of stories from Wayside School, where students laugh as much as they learn.