JRMF Community Books

Title
Author
Why
A Mathematical Gallery
Lisl Gaal
"The author uses her own drawings of everyday scenes to gently break through the barriers of language and capture the essence of mathematical ideas from counting to calculus. Originally conceived as a gift from the author of her family, this book is equally accesible to the casually curious and the budding mathematician." - From the Editor's Preface
A Mathematical Mosaic
Ravi Vakil
Wonderful collection of problems compiled when Ravi Vakil was a graduate student at Harvard.
Beetle Sort!
Gordon Hamilton / Photographer: Udo Schmidt
It introduces kids to pattern recognition.
Forever Undecided
Raymond Smullyan
A unique puzzle guide to Gödel's Incompleteness Theorems
If Holden Caulfield Were in My Classroom
Bernie Schein
Invitation to a Mathematical Festival
Ivan Yashchenko
Translation from Russian of a beautiful collection of problems
Math Recess: Playful Learning in an Age of Disruption
Sunil Singh and Dr. Christopher Brownell
This book lives up to its title.
Math with Bad Drawings: Illuminating the Ideas that Shape our Reality
Ben Orlin
It's inviting and makes math fun.
Mathematical Circles (Russian Experience)
Dmitri Fomin, Sergey Genkin & Ilia Itenberg
Great math circle topics, organized by the underlying mathematical idea.
Mathematical Creativity and Mathematical Giftedness: Enhancing Creative Capacities in Mathematically Promising Students
Florence Mihaela Singer
Mathematical Quickies: 270 Stimulating Problems with Solutions
Charles W. Trigg
If I remember correctly, I learned about the book MATHEMATICAL QUICKIES from something I read that Martin Gardner wrote. This book contains a nice assortment of mathematical problems from the fields of arithmetic, algebra, plane and solid geometry, trigonometry, number theory, and recreational mathematics including dissections, cryptarithms, and magic squares. Many of these problems have elegant solutions that are simple, that with time, you hopefully will find.
Most Likely to Succeed: Preparing Our Kids for the Innovation Era
Tony Wagner
Polyominoes: Puzzles, Patterns, Problems, and Packings
Solomon W. Golomb
This is the original sources on everything polyominoes!
Project M³—Mentoring Mathematical Minds
Kendall Hunt Publishing
It is a set of books which is a great resource for teachers and parents who want to enrich and accelerate mathematical experiences of their students/children.
The Book of Perfectly Perilous Math
Sean Connolly
The Inquisitive Problem Solver
Paul Vaderlind, Richard K. Guy, Loren C. Larson
Tough problems with hints and extensions built in.
The Moscow Puzzles: 359 Mathematical Recreations
Boris A. Kordemsky
This book has a lot of wonderful puzzles in it that form nice sequences and can possibly be made into some nice activiites.
The Moscow Puzzles: 359 Mathematical Recreations
Boris A. Kordemsky, edited by Martin Gardner
It contains a great collection of mathematical puzzles.
The Psychology of Mathematical Abilities in Schoolchildren
V. A. Krutetskii
It explains comprehensively the differences between mathematically gifted and non-gifted students in terms of mathematical thinking, habits of mind, math skills, problem solving strategies.
The Ultimate Book of Puzzles, Mathematical Diversions, and Brainteasers
Erwin Brecher
This book contains a great collection of mathematical puzzles.
Thinking Mathematically
John Mason with Leone Burton and Kaye Stacey
Offers great suggestions for exploring and solving mathematical problems.
Without Words
James Tanton
Puzzles are simple to understand, but challenging to solve.
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