The Big Book of Brain Games: 1,000 PlayThinks of Art, Mathematics & Science

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A compulsive, exuberant cornucopia of puzzles, The Big Book of Brain Games is like salted peanuts for the mind. Here are mental games, visual challenges, logic posers, riddles and illusions.

Comprised of both original puzzles and mind-boggling adaptations of classics, this book, written by a man Wired magazine called “a living inspiration for the rest of us,” celebrates that unique place where pure play and problem solving coexist.

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Overview

A compulsive, exuberant cornucopia of puzzles, The Big Book of Brain Games is like salted peanuts for the mind. Here are mental games, visual challenges, logic posers, riddles and illusions.

Comprised of both original puzzles and mind-boggling adaptations of classics, this book, written by a man Wired magazine called “a living inspiration for the rest of us,” celebrates that unique place where pure play and problem solving coexist.

Start solving, and right away you’ll feel smart, intuitive, curious, successful and at one with the beauty of mathematics.

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“An opus…Mixing math with wonder.”—Washington Post Book World
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“An opus…Mixing math with wonder.”—Washington Post Book World
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761134664
  • Publisher: Workman Publishing Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 7/30/2006
  • Pages: 420
  • Sales rank: 194,039
  • Product dimensions: 9.44 (w) x 10.50 (h) x 0.94 (d)

Meet the Author

Ivan Moscovich is an internationally known and acclaimed inventor, puzzler, and artist. He has designed award-winning toys for Mattel, Kenner, Childcraft, Ravensburger, Binary Arts, and other companies, and is the author of the MindGames series and other books.  Mr. Moscovich lives in the Netherlands.

A graduate of Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism, Ian Stewart has reported from more than 40 countries. At the age of twenty-seven, he was appointed bureau chief of UPI's South Asia bureau. He later joined the Associated Press and was named bureau chief of its West Africa bureau in 1998. He lives in Berkeley, California.

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Table of Contents

Foreword
Introduction
How to Use This Book
Chapter 1: Thinking about PlayThinks
Chapter 2: Geometry
Chapter 3: Points and Lines
Chapter 4: Graphs and Networks
Chapter 5: Curves and Circles
Chapter 6: Shapes and Polygons
Chapter 7: Patterns
Chapter 8: Dissections
Chapter 9: Numbers
Chapter 10: Logic and Probability
Chapter 11: Topology
Chapter 12: Science
Chapter 13: Perception
Chapter 14: Bonus Round
Solutions
References
Difficulty Index

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 23, 2010

    Gifted Grandson Challenges Grandfather with Brain Games

    I purchased The Big Book of Brain Games for my 11 year old, gifted grandson in Illinois after his teacher suggested providing challenging materials at home to supplement his classroom instruction. This, she said, would enable him to remain with his classmates instead of advancing to one of the higher grades.

    At the same time, I purchased a second copy of The Big Book of Brain Games for his 74 year old grandfather in Florida, as he began to feel the need for mental stimulation himself. This book with 1,000 Play Thinks of Art, Mathematics & Science provided just that. He began with Play Thinks rated 1 and 2 in difficulty and, to his amazement, soon progressed to the higher levels.

    Not only did The Big Book of Brain Games provide the stimulation Grandfather needed at this point in his life, it also provided a special bond with his grandson 1,200 miles away. They constantly challenged each other and communicated almost daily with phone calls and emails. It truly changed their lives!

    I highly recommend The Big Book of Brain Games for your young students and not-so-young adults.

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