Title: Golf on the Moon: Entertaining Mathematical Paradoxes and Puzzles
Author: Dick Hess
Genre: Mathematics, children’s/young adult , non-fiction
Publisher: Dover Publications
Pages: 160 pages
Publication Date: 16th July 2014
My Rating: 5/5
Hi there friends,
I’ve just finished taxing my brain with this collection of mathematical puzzles, brain teasers and mind bogglers! Not only is it fun and challenging, you don’t realise that you’re learning at the same time. Here’s what I thought about the book:
I received a free digital copy of the book from Dover Publications via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
This is a great collection of fun puzzles which take some think about to solve! I’m an adult and even I struggled for a bit to work some of them out. Though the recommended age of the puzzles is 12+, I think that some primary school children would definitely have fun having a go at solving some of these. Some great mathematical puzzles to warm up the brain, they’d be great to use as a quick starter or plenary activity in a lesson.
It’s a fun collection, but not one that you would want to complete from the beginning to the end – I think my brain would hurt! I had lots of fun completing a few of the puzzles from each section and looking through the others. Great ideas to use in the classroom and quick activities or extensions. A well thought out and logically intriguing book designed to challenge the brain!
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