A Gardner's Workout: Training the Mind and Entertaining the Spirit



[BOOKS] ⚣ A Gardner's Workout: Training the Mind and Entertaining the Spirit By Martin Gardner – E17streets4all.co.uk For many decades, Martin Gardner, the Grand Master of mathematical puzzles, has provided the tools and projects to furnish our all too sluggish minds with an athletic workout Gardner s problems foster For many decades, Martin Gardner, Workout: Training ePUB ☆ the Grand Master of mathematical puzzles, has provided the tools and projects to furnish our all too sluggish minds with an athletic workout Gardner s problems foster an agility of the mind as they entertain This volume presents a new collection of problems and puzzles not previously published in book form Martin Gardner has dedicated it to all the underpaid teachers of mathematics everywhere, who love their subject and are able to communicate that love to their students.A Gardner's Workout: Training the Mind and Entertaining the Spirit

Martin Gardner was an American Workout: Training ePUB ☆ mathematics and science writer specializing in recreational mathematics, but with interests encompassing micromagic, stage magic, literature especially the writings of Lewis Carroll , philosophy, scientific skepticism, and religion He wrote the Mathematical Games column in Scientific American from to , and published over books.

A Gardner's Workout: Training the Mind and Entertaining
  • Hardcover
  • 332 pages
  • A Gardner's Workout: Training the Mind and Entertaining the Spirit
  • Martin Gardner
  • English
  • 26 March 2019
  • 1568811209

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    Gardner at his best, which is saying a lot It is most certainly not an exaggeration to say thatpeople have learnedmathematics at the literary knee of Martin Gardner than from anyone else His columns in Scientific American and subsequent collections in book form have been an inspirational and educational experience for millions When he retired from writing the column, he was succeeded, not replaced.Since his departure from the duties of writing regularly for Scientific American, h Gardner at his best, which is saying a lot It is most certainly not an exaggeration to say thatpeople have learnedmathematics at the literary knee of Martin Gardner than from anyone else His columns in Scientific American and subsequent collections in book form have been an inspirational and educational experience for millions When he retired from writing the column, he was succeeded, not replaced.Since his departure from the duties of writing regularly for Scientific American, he has kept busy writing occasional articles for many different publications He also stays active in following advances in mathematics and how it is taught in the American society This book is a collection of many of the mathematical articles as well as some of his comments regarding how mathematics is currently taught.While reading the book, I was once again placed in awe of his ability to state the mathematical experience in clear terms One point follows from another with little or no extraneous fluff There are many writers of technical books who adopt the style of adding in cutesy dialog that supposedly makes it easier to understand In keeping with his personality, Gardner simply explains it and is done It is very refreshing to read material in this form.The topics are generally recreational in nature, although some, particularly those about artificial intelligence AI are philosophical He dismisses the success of the chess playing computers as an insignificant special case This is true, but he misses what should be the real point of Deep Blue defeating Gary Kasparov The fact that it took such a computational monstrosity that does only one thing and years of programming to defeat Kasparov shows us how efficient the human brain is and how difficult it is to mimic human intelligence.The remaining topics, such as magic squares, tiling, dissections and word play all sum up recent advances in the field My favorite essay is one that details how to program magic tricks on a computer The strategies used are very simple and show how easy it is to perform tricks that seem impossible.I thoroughly enjoyed the book and consider it a necessary read for anyone interested in recreational mathematics An entire generation has arisen since Gardner ceased his regular writings and I encourage all math teachers to examine his essays for material to use in their classrooms They are the best explanations of mathematics you can find and it has already been proven that they light a fire of enthusiasm for mathematics.This book was made available for free for review purposes and this review appears on

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