1000 Play Thinks by Ivan Moscovich

This is an amazing book of puzzles, illusions, paradoxes and
games. It’s an exciting adventure for the mathematical mind. Too
overwhelming for those who are not, but specific puzzles can be used
from the book to be shared with a child or class less mathematical.
It is a great resource to go back to again and again for a challenge
or to demonstrate fun aspects of math.

related-geometry, numbers, logic and probability, topology, points
and lines, graphs and networks, curves and circles, perception,
shapes and polygons, patterns, mathematical concepts, science
recreation, dissections
RL=5th & up, as young as 1st grade for single puzzles

2 Responses to “1000 Play Thinks by Ivan Moscovich”

  1. kingjakob101 Says:

    I would say that this book is good for kids 4 and up but some of the puzzles in that book those 4 year old kids would not ever want to do.

  2. minerva66 Says:

    I don’t think 4 yr olds will do very well with this. Maybe a single puzzle here or there. It is a great book, but you have to really like puzzles or it is overwhelming. On a side note, I believe the author is the same man who does the math puzzles in Muse Magazine, which I also recommend for 4th and up.

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