## Mathematical PuzzlingChallenging and stimulating collection of diverting brain-teasers helps high school students integrate simple techniques and complex problem-solving strategies in an enjoyable way. Problems involving squares and cubes, polyhedra, prime numbers, chess pieces, and other subjects are grouped into 29 sections, with easier problems appearing at the beginning of each. A valuable tool for teachers, this absorbing book will also appeal to individuals working alone who want to develop problem-solving techniques. Solutions included. 1987 edition. |

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### Contents

How to use this hook | 8 |

Opening number | 10 |

Near misses | 13 |

Colouring maps | 16 |

Squares and cubes | 21 |

Reach for the stars | 25 |

one | 30 |

Cunning clcltns | 33 |

two | 75 |

Endless sums | 81 |

three | 88 |

Total information | 92 |

Eyeing the dots | 98 |

Rectangles and squares | 106 |

two | 114 |

The ravages of time | 118 |

Word sums | 36 |

On your marks | 40 |

To and fro | 46 |

Circles and spheres | 49 |

Spotting factors | 52 |

Miscellany | 57 |

Beginnings and ends | 61 |

one | 64 |

Polygons | 71 |

Chess pieces | 121 |

Round and round | 125 |

three | 129 |

A fitting end | 134 |

Four examples | 140 |

Puzzling things out | 147 |

Answers | 153 |

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