Logic Puzzles to Bend Your Brainby Kurt Smith, Andrea Angiolino
Logic, math, and fun come all wrapped up in one tricky puzzle package. Each little story gives you just enough information to determine what's bigger, who weighs more, how much gets sold, and lots of other confounding braintwisters. To make it just a little easier, every puzzle has a chart to help you organize and work out the all facts in your possession.
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- 9 - 12 Years
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I was first introduced to logic puzzles during my last years of grade school and I've been addicted to them ever since. I bought this book hoping for some fun, challenging puzzles and I have yet to be disappointed. There are approximately 64 puzzles in all which utilize a variety of skills including basic mathematics (e.g. averaging, fraction and decimal conversions, data comparisons and conversions, sorting, etc). Don't be fooled: although a few random puzzles are very simple, many of them are quite complex and require careful thought and lots of critical thinking in addition to the math skills to reach a solution. Take the word of a civil engineer, this book will have your mind bending for hours. I also recommend that you magnify and xerox or recreate the charts that are provided to help you work out the solution (include space for notes). And make sure you use a pencil and a big eraser. Solutions are provided in the back of the book for all problems.
As someone always on the hunt for a good logic puzzle book to take with me on my annual vacation to the Florida Keys, I found this pick to be an excellent choice. I was able to work some of the puzzles very quickly, however, there were many others that challenged me completely and a few that truly bent my brain. I really enjoyed learning to master the logic puzzle grid system to solve the puzzles, before using this book I had always wondered how to utilize them to solve but after solving just a few of the easier puzzles and muddling my way though a few more something clicked and I was on my way to easily solving the more complicated ones. I recommend using a calculator on the more difficult multiplication problems and as always using a pencil to solve the puzzles. Enjoy!
I enjoy challenging myself to these types of books - hope you do to
having this book around helps slow things down a bit as I revert inward to focus on solving skills. Ya gotta love this stuff.