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The Math Book (tells the history of mathematics)

Written by Clifford Pickover, The Math Book, covers 250 milestones in mathematics. It has information about the Fibonacci series, the Goldbach Conjecture, Benford’s Law, the Prisoner’s Dilemma, Newcomb’s Paradox, Tokarsky’s Unilluminable Room, discovery of pi, etc. Each two-page spread has an excellent story about a mathematical principle, discovery, puzzle, or person. You can find more …

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Cool game – 20 questions – and how it works

Twenty Questions is a popular game which encourages deductive reasoning. Usually, one person is chosen to be the answerer. That person chooses a subject but does not reveal this to the others. All other players are questioners. They each take turns asking a question which can be answered with a simple “Yes” or “No”. Lying …

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