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Mathematical Curiosities: A Treasure Trove of Unexpected Entertainments by [Posamentier, Alfred S., Lehmann, Ingmar]
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"Yet another fine collection of mathematical insights, intriguing relationships, and surprising results .... Highly Recommended." - "Choice", on "The Secrets of Triangles
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"Requiring no more than an elementary knowledge of geometry and algebra, "The Glorious Golden" Ratio will give all readers a new appreciation of the indispensable qualities and the inherent beauty of mathematics." - "Mathematical Review
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""The Glorious Golden Ratio" is a delight--an inviting and highly accessible exploration of the beauty and enchantment of mathematics, full of intrigue and surprises."--Matthew Goldstein, Chancellor, The City University of New York

"The authors very cleverly present this most ubiquitous mathematical concept ... with the intent of motivating the reader to a greater appreciation for mathematics. The book will show the reader the recreational side of mathematics as well!" --Charlotte K. Frank, Ph.D., SVP, Research and Development, McGraw-Hill Education

""Mathematical Curiosities" takes the reader on a delightful journey through the fascinating relationships that exist in mathematics. From amazing arithmetic surprises to a gaggle of geometry gems, this book will instill a love and appreciation for the beauty of mathematics in both experienced and casual mathematicians. You are sure to enjoy this foray into the curious and surprising mathematical world that, until now, was only accessible to professional mathematicians and enthusiasts."
--Daniel Jaye, chief academic officer, Solomon Schechter Day School of Bergen County
"This book truly presents a most unusual collection of mathematical curiosities that will motivate and interest a broad audience. I was amazed at the plethora of clever relationships that have been exposed by the authors--many of which will be new to most readers--despite the fact that most are relatively elementary. This book, which demonstrates many mind-boggling mathematical relationships, should be attractive to those who already love mathematics, and it should win over those who might be skeptical about their relationship with this subject."
--Charlotte K. Frank, PhD, senior advisor, Research and Development, McGraw-Hill Education
"It's a treasure trove, indeed.... There are many reasons to share in this arithmetic potluck with the authors. Did you ever hear anything about the clever way Babylonian peasants solved multiplications of large numbers? This book will tell you and entertain you."
--Dr. Gerhard Ackermann, professor and retired president, Beuth University of Applied Sciences, Berlin
"Posamentier and Lehmann are bringing back two neglected arts: the joy of teaching and the joy of learning. Nothing could be more important."
--Harry Phillips III, New York State Board of Regents


"Mathematical Curiosities takes the reader on a delightful journey through the fascinating relationships that exist in mathematics. From amazing arithmetic surprises to a gaggle of geometry gems, this book will instill a love and appreciation for the beauty of mathematics in both experienced and casual mathematicians. You are sure to enjoy this foray into the curious and surprising mathematical world that, until now, was only accessible to professional mathematicians and enthusiasts."
--Daniel Jaye, chief academic officer, Solomon Schechter Day School of Bergen County
"This book truly presents a most unusual collection of mathematical curiosities that will motivate and interest a broad audience. I was amazed at the plethora of clever relationships that have been exposed by the authors--many of which will be new to most readers--despite the fact that most are relatively elementary. This book, which demonstrates many mind-boggling mathematical relationships, should be attractive to those who already love mathematics, and it should win over those who might be skeptical about their relationship with this subject."
--Charlotte K. Frank, PhD, senior advisor, Research and Development, McGraw-Hill Education
"It's a treasure trove, indeed.... There are many reasons to share in this arithmetic potluck with the authors. Did you ever hear anything about the clever way Babylonian peasants solved multiplications of large numbers? This book will tell you and entertain you."
--Dr. Gerhard Ackermann, professor and retired president, Beuth University of Applied Sciences, Berlin
"Posamentier and Lehmann are bringing back two neglected arts: the joy of teaching and the joy of learning. Nothing could be more important."
--Harry Phillips III, New York State Board of Regents

About the Author

ALFRED S. POSAMENTIER is dean of the School of Education and professor of mathematics education at Mercy College in Dobbs Ferry, New York. Previously, he had the same positions at the City College of the City University of New York for forty years. He has published over fifty-five books in the area of mathematics and mathematics education, including Magnificent Mistakes in Mathematics and The Fabulous Fibonacci Numbers (with Ingmar Lehmann).
INGMAR LEHMANN is retired from the mathematics faculty at Humboldt University in Berlin. For many years he led the Berlin Mathematics Student Society for gifted secondary-school students, with which he is still closely engaged today. He is the coauthor with Alfred S. Posamentier of Magnificent Mistakes in Mathematics and The Glorious Golden Ratio, and four other books.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 11943 KB
  • Print Length: 384 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1616149310
  • Publisher: Prometheus Books (12 Aug. 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00IBYYYNG
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Posamentier writes nice math books 5 May 2015
By donald casci - Published on Amazon.com
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Posamentier writes nice math books. If you are a math teacher or run a math club you are always looking for great 'class starters'. This book will provide you with a wealth of information. This book continues in his tradition of excellent math books for those interested in light reading in math.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 21 Jan. 2015
By NL - Published on Amazon.com
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Great book
0 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Unexpected entertainment 27 Oct. 2014
By OKLAHOMA PANHANDLE STATE UNIVERSITY - OPSU - Published on Amazon.com
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Just as the sub-title states "A treasure trove of unexpected entertainments!" Not just "Math People" will enjoy these stories.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Book to Prepare you for Intellectual Adventures and Mental Gymnastics Has Arrived. 17 Dec. 2014
By D. Wayne Dworsky - Published on Amazon.com
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Alfred S. Posamentier and Ingmar Lehmann have done it again! They have compiled their most intriguing collection of curiosities, anecdotes and problems to date. Curiosities represents an inspiration that far exceeds anything you can find in mathematical literature. Mathematical concepts are carved with the skill of a master craftsman, honed to perfection.

From the magic of algebra to the curiosities, to the peculiarities, to perfect numbers, to cyclic number loops, to mean curiosities, to the unusual world of fractions, Mathematical Curiosities has it all, including solutions to the myriad problems captured in this volume.

The authors indulge in their usual wit, clever prose and diagrammatic expertise. In addition, Posamentier and Lehmann have indulged in rather joyful excursions from the ordinary to capture the most invigorating and intense mind-boggling I have ever seen. To those seeking intellectual adventures and dramatic mental gymnastics, you've come to the right pages. Indulge, indulge, indulge.

These two mathematical scholars repeatedly demonstrate an uncanny ability to dig deep under your skin to tantalize even the most obstinate stalwart. You cannot help but to be informed, enlightened and entertained all at the same time and all from one neat book.
0 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars 20 Sept. 2014
By L. K. Everett - Published on Amazon.com
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Good, but not what I had hoped for, which was stories I could share with beginning algebra students.
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