## JRMF Community Books

Title | Author | Why |
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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. |

Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival

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