The Moscow Puzzles by Boris A. Kordemsky

Subtitle: 359 Mathematical Recreations

Published: 1971

Genre: nonfiction mathematics

Length: 182 pages of puzzles, 309 pages with the answers

Interest: I found it in the library catalog system while I was searching for something else and picked it up for Fun Math Friday inspiration.

Summary: The book is full of mathematical puzzles (I know, you’re surprised at this). There are many different types of puzzles which use everything from logic to matches to cutting paper to actual calculations in order to solve. There are geometric and algebraic puzzles and everything in between.

Final thoughts: This is the kind of book you need to own so you can work through the problems you’re interested in. Luckily, there are all the answers nicely explained (and often diagrammed) in the back so you can find out if you got it right or what the answer really is if you just can’t figure it out yourself. This would be great for a Fun Math-type situation since most of the answers require the right kind of thinking instead of fancy calculations.

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