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Best Math Puzzle Books That Will Hook You

Our list of some of the best Math Puzzle books & series in recent years. Get inspired by one or more of the following books.

The Moscow Puzzles: 359 Mathematical Recreations (Dover Recreational Math) (1992)

 Best Math Puzzle Books That Will Hook YouThis is, quite simply, the best and most popular puzzle book ever published in the Soviet Union. Since its first appearance in 1956 there have been eight editions as well as translations from the original Russian into Ukrainian, Estonian, Lettish, and Lithuanian.
Author(s): Boris A. Kordemsky

101 Daily Math Puzzles for Kids!: For Students in Grades 3-8 (2019)

 Best Math Puzzle Books That Will Hook YouWho says that learning math has to be boring?Your kids will love solving these fun emoji math puzzles, which cover topics including:-logical thinking -order of operations -fractions and ratios -decimals -factoring -function tables -area models -hundreds charts -and much more!The puzzles range from basic to advanced and ideal for students in grades 3 through 8.Your kids will be thinking and solving problems algebraically (often way before they ever take an algebra class!)It even includes special…
Author(s): Mashup Math

300+ Mathematical Pattern Puzzles: Number Pattern Recognition & Reasoning (Improve Your Math Fluency) (2015)

 Best Math Puzzle Books That Will Hook YouEnjoy a variety of mathematical pattern puzzles. It starts out easy with basic patterns and simple puzzles, and the challenge level grows progressively.
Author(s): Chris McMullen

The Everything Kids’ Math Puzzles Book: Brain Teasers, Games, and Activities for Hours of Fun (2003)

 Best Math Puzzle Books That Will Hook YouStump your friends and family! Who knew that math could be so cool? Crammed with games, puzzles, and trivia, The Everything Kids’ Math Puzzles Book puts the fun back into playing with numbers! If you have any fear of math—or are just tired of sitting in a classroom—The Everything Kids’ Math Puzzles Book provides hours of entertainment. You’ll get so caught up in the activities, you won’t even know you’re learning!
Author(s): Meg Clemens , Sean Clemens, et al.

LOGITICA : Improve Your Critical Thinking and Problem Solving Skills: The Brain Behind the Brain (2019)

 Best Math Puzzle Books That Will Hook YouAttention: Parents and KIDS: Learn faster in school and life and also retain more of what you learn. This book is a  perfect gift for your kids (secondary school and beyond) for improving their Cognitive  abilities. Read further below to know the real benefits of reading each chapters in Logitica. Logitica created by an author, who memorized first 1500 digits of Pi (π) and now is ranked among the top 150 on the Pi World Ranking List.
Author(s): Neelabh Kumar

Math Puzzles Volume 1: Classic Riddles and Brain Teasers In Counting, Geometry, Probability, And Game Theory (2015)

 Best Math Puzzle Books That Will Hook YouYou want to cut a tortilla into 8 pieces. What’s the minimum number of cuts you need to make? Is it statistically harder to guess an iPhone password that uses 3-digits or one that uses 4 unique digits? Two friends agree to meet up in a bar between midnight and 1 am. Each arrives at a random time and will wait 10 minutes for the other to show before leaving. What is the probability the two will meet at the bar? What if they are playing strategically?
Author(s): Presh Talwalkar

The 125 Best Brain Teasers of All Time: A Mind-Blowing Challenge of Math, Logic, and Wordplay (2018)

 Best Math Puzzle Books That Will Hook YouSolve history’s greatest puzzles with this classic collection of brain teasers from The Best Brain Teasers of All Time.The best brain teasers are those that have challenged and captivated the attention of puzzle lovers throughout time.
Author(s): Danesi Ph.D, Marcel

The Original Area Mazes: 100 Addictive Puzzles to Solve with Simple Math―and Clever Logic! (2017)

 Best Math Puzzle Books That Will Hook YouOnce you match wits with area mazes, you’ll be hooked! Your quest is to navigate a network of rectangles to find a missing value.Just Remember: Originally invented for gifted students, area mazes (menseki meiro), have taken all of Japan by storm. Are you a sudoku fanatic? Do you play brain games to stay sharp? Did you love geometry . . . or would you like to finally show it who’s boss?
Author(s): Naoki Inaba , Ryoichi Murakami, et al.

Math Bafflers, Book 1: Logic Puzzles That Use Real-World Math, Grades 3-5 (2011)

 Best Math Puzzle Books That Will Hook You“Math Bafflers” requires students to use creativity, critical thinking, and logical reasoning to perform a variety of operations and skills that align with state and national math standards. The book covers real-life situations requiring math skills, such as distance, liquid measures, money, time, weight, sequencing, comparison, age, area, and percentages, along with operations such as fractions, exponents, algebra, place value, and number lines.
Author(s): Marilynn Rapp Buxton, Joshua Krezinski

Perfectly Logical!: Challenging Fun Logic Puzzles for Smart Kids (2019)

 Best Math Puzzle Books That Will Hook YouLearn logic the fun way―with PUZZLES!Find the missing pattern pieces. Break codes and secret messages. Discover visual connections.
Author(s): Jenn Larson

Logitica: Learn Logic and Math Together (2019)

 Best Math Puzzle Books That Will Hook YouAttention parents: With Logitica your kids will develop the logical thinking needed to learn faster and succeed in all subjects. Logitica specifically teaches how to approach different types of mathematical problems in a logical manner and presents the concepts in an interesting, fun and unique way. The book has been provided with 200+ problems spread across 7 chapters.An ideal gift for 9+ year olds.
Author(s): Neelabh Kumar

Riddles and Brain Teasers for Adults and Smart Kids: 301 Challenging Riddles, Brain Teasers and Lateral Thinking Puzzles that Families Will Love! (2019)

 Best Math Puzzle Books That Will Hook YouARE YOU READY TO BE CHALLENGED?Can you solve this?A man wants to enter an exclusive club, but he doesn’t know the password, so he watches the bouncer to figure it out. A woman comes up and the bouncer says, “12.” The woman replies, “6.” The bouncer lets her in.Another woman comes up and the bouncer says, “6.” The woman says “3” and the bouncer lets her in.The man feels he’s heard enough and goes up to the door.
Author(s): Marie Freeman

Math Puzzles and Games, Grades 6-8: Over 300 Reproducible Puzzles that Teach Math and Problem Solving (2009)

 Best Math Puzzle Books That Will Hook YouNumber puzzles, spatial/visual puzzles, cryptograms, Sudoku, Kokuro, logic puzzles, and word games like Frame Games are all a great way to teach math and problem-solving skills to elementary and middle school students.
Author(s): Terry Stickels

Best Math Puzzle Books That Will Hook You

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Library Genesis and download some math puzzle books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

A Complete Collection Of Math Puzzles: A Must-Read For Anyone Wanting To Improve Your Math Fluency: Math Puzzle Books For Adults

Author(s): Yamazaki, Percy
ID: 2897037, Publisher: UNKNOWN, Year: 2021, Size: 17 Mb, Format: epub

The 100 Best Brain Teasers for Kids: A Mind-Blowing Challenge of Wordplay, Math, and Logic Puzzles

Author(s): Danielle Hall
ID: 3022269, Publisher: Rockridge Press, Year: 2021, Size: 3 Mb, Format: pdf

Bicycle or Unicycle?_A Collection of Intriguing Mathematical Puzzles

Author(s): Stan Wagon, Daniel J. Velleman
ID: 2809168, Publisher: American Mathematical Society, Year: 2020, Size: 15 Mb, Format: pdf

Please note that this booklist is not final. Some books are truly chart-busters according to Washington Post, others are drafted by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant books you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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