aha! Gotcha. Paradoxes to puzzle and delight. Martin Gardner aha! Gotcha is derived from The Paradox Box, a set of filmstrips, cassettes, and Teacher’s. Martin Gardner wrote Aha! Gotcha: Paradoxes to Puzzle and Delight and Aha! Insight in the early s and I love them both. Both books have. Aha! gotcha by Martin Gardner, , W.H. Freeman edition, in English.

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Make no mistake, it’s not, though young adults could certainly benefit and enjoy. And as we all know, flashcards can’t be reviewed, right? Examples are illustrated TIGER with crude but hilarious drawings some of which originally appeared in a series of filmstrips anyone remember filmstrips? A Sticky Gum Problem. Population Implosion 37 The Gamblers Fallacy.

Books by Martin Gardner. Gardner at his best! This book is just the sort of thing to keep your company occupied when they visit.

Aha! A Two Volume Collection: Aha! Gotcha Aha! Insight – Martin Gardner – Google Books

Some of the problems don’t even have an answer, and he even manages to aja you through why we’ve been unable to answer the question even though the answer seems obvious. Puzzle books are a very difficult genre to review, because in many ways they are more like interactive games than sources votcha prose information. You can extend this line of reasoning to prove that the tiger can’t be anywhere within the review.


He wrote the Mathematical Games column in Scientific American from toand published over 70 books. But if you can free your mind from standard problem solving techniques, you may be receptive to an aha! Now you know the tiger can’t be the last word, gardnwr then it wouldn’t be unexpected; having read all the words but one without finding the tiger, you would know the tiger was next before you actually maftin it.

That’s not to say the book is dumb or dumbed down. United States of America.

Aha! Gotcha: Paradoxes to Puzzle & Delight (Tools for Transformation)

I have to admit I didn’t get all of this even gardne it was clearly targeted at middle school readers. Brenn Lea Pearson Designed by. Other editions – View all Aha! A pocket book of riddles, full of fun and illustrations. Contents Preface xvu The Ubiquitous Number 9 The collection includes some famous conundrums, such as Zeno’s Paradox, Pascal’s Wager, Simpson’s Paradox in the form of a search for swingers at a singles’ club and the Gambler’s Fallacy.

This review may contain an unexpected tiger. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.


Paradoxes about integers fractions and an infinite. You can see a few sample pages on this Boing Boing link: Thanks for telling us about the problem.

In this combined volume, you will find I’ve had this on my “to read” list for years and finally got around to checking it out. At least the cartoons helped! Nothing could be further from the truth. It’s a book that focuses almost entirely on those special singularities in our minds where the standard logic of a situation breaks down to allow a loophole, a shortcut It’s kind of an odd book, in that the cartoony style is a little dated and mwrtin really looks more like a kid’s book or a Young Adult book.

A Two Volume Collection. Paperbackpages. Cute drawings, clever humor, and all around fun.

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