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reviewed New Mathematical Diversions: More Puz....
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If there were a mathematics of watching paint dry, Martin Gardner would make it interesting. Without peer as a popularizer of mathematics, he is equally adept at explaining all areas. This book, another … more

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reviewed If You Were Me and Lived In . . . Sco....
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One significant difference between this book and others in the series is that Scotland is not an independent country. Part of the United Kingdom, Scotland has retained a distinct culture and language … more

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reviewed The Calculus Collection: A Resource f....
24 hours ago

As a longtime reviewer, I have looked through and reviewed many calculus texts. I have reached the point where I dislike doing it because they are all so similar; there is a core set of problems that … more

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reviewed If You Were Me and Lived in ...Kenya:....
Yesterday

Once again, Roman has written an excellent children's book in multicultural studies. In this case she writes about the African nation of Kenya, a former British colony where the influence is still … more

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reviewed Double Your Salary: How To Influence ....
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This is largely a story of the evolution of a person from someone that is eager to change jobs due to a perceived lack of potential advancement to someone that is active in creating their own advancement … more

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reviewed Sphere Packing, Lewis Carroll and Rev....
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Even though I have read most of his writings more than once, Martin Gardner is one of the authors that will never take you down a path of satiation. There is no question that more people have been turned … more

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reviewed T-Bone's Traveling Circus by Janice V....
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Rita Bonita is a horse that was teased and ridiculed for being different when she was growing up. They laughed at her ears, color and size, telling her that she was not a real horse. Then one day a wagon … more

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reviewed The Tartan Shroud by Ken Dalton.
Monday

Once again Dalton uses his quirky characters to create a mystery that grabs and holds your attention throughout. This case opens with J. Pincus (Pinky) Delmont in bed with his favorite ex-wife, the lovely … more

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reviewed Take a Look at a Good Book: The Third....
Monday

One of the most simple and enjoyable problems in mathematics are the doubly-true alphametics. These are problems that are a combination of words that make up a correct expression in a language as well … more

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reviewed At Last!!: Encoded Totals Second Addi....
Monday

In his second installment of alphametics Steven Kahan once again hits the sweet spot. An alphametic is an arithmetic problem where the digits of the numbers are replaced by letters. The best problems … more

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reviewed Have Some Sums to Solve: The Compleat....
Monday

Alphametics, an arithmetic problem where the digits are replaced by letters, are an area of mathematics that anyone can enjoy. Solving them generally takes only simple algebra and a degree of persistence. … more

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reviewed Spin The Globe: The Turtles of the Re....
Monday

In this case the finger of fate landing on the spinning globe has sent Frederick von Wigglebottom to the small Central American country of Belize. It was formerly known as British Honduras and is one … more

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reviewed GRE Words In Context: List 2 (Test Pr....
Monday

The possession of a large vocabulary that you know how to use is one of the most efficient ways to impress people, something that all of us have to do from time to time. There are times when you are trying … more

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reviewed Hungarian Problem Book IV (MAA Proble....
Monday

The high school mathematics competition in Hungary is the oldest such competition in the world, it dates back to 1894, interrupted only by national conflicts. It is one of the reasons why Hungary is probably … more

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reviewed More Puzzle Fun With biLLies, by Paul....
Monday

The fourteen pieces known as biLLies are made from putting two L trominoes edge to edge and the name comes from bi-L's. This book is a collection of 100 figure puzzles where the reader is to try to … more

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reviewed Ordinary Differential Equations: From....
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reviewed Zombies & Calculus, by Colin Adams.
Monday

This book is a perfect book to use in the last two weeks of a two-semester calculus sequence where it is time to demonstrate some real-world applications of calculus and rekindle the interest of the students. … more

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reviewed Mathematicians on Creativity, edited ....
Monday

The reflections on how these mathematicians view creativity will not surprise anyone that has worked on complex problems of any type. While Archimedes made the "eureka moment" a fundamental … more

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reviewed Everyday Calculus: Discovering the Hi....
Monday

As he goes through his day, Fernandez looks at ordinary events and concocts mathematical explanations for what happens. Everything from the cooling of hot beverages in the morning to the rate of the transmission … more

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reviewed Beyond the Quadratic Formula, by Ron ....
Monday

While the content does go beyond the quadratic formula, that distance is not great. The first four-fifths of the book is a historical and developmental walk through the tactics used to solve polynomials … more

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reviewed Number Cross Puzzles: A Quick and Cha....
Monday

This book contains a set of 128 number cross puzzles: they look like crossword puzzles with intersecting down and across sections. You are given a set of numbers that are to be placed in the puzzle … more

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reviewed Mathematical Recreations Second Revis....
Monday

While it is a target subject to change over time, recreational mathematics does have some staple subjects. They are: puzzles with numbers, magic squares, geometric dissections, problems with board games … more

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reviewed Topics in Recreational Mathematics by....
Sunday

After over 40 years of publication, "Journal of Recreational Mathematics" ceased operations.This is a book continuing the tradition of recreational mathematics established by Martin Gardner … more

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reviewed Teatime With Mrs. Grammar Person, by ....
Sunday

This short piece is something that works very well in an area that is difficult to execute, an effective lesson in grammar that is also fun to read. Using sentences containing words that make the point … more

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reviewed The Alberta High School Math Competit....
Sunday

If I were teaching high school mathematics, this book would be one of the prime sources for problems on my exams. While no exam would contain only problems from this book, a few of these problems on the … more

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reviewed Writing Great Emails is Not Art - 9 W....
Sunday

While I still do the traditional marking on the whiteboard face-to-face teaching, I also do a great deal of other work. Nearly all of that is communication via e-mail, I have professional relationships … more

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reviewed Blogs are like Chewing Gum: There's g....
Sunday

The title is the headline and topic of the first in this set of thirteen short ruminations/reflections about some of the common problems and puzzlements of life. The first starts with a comment about … more

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reviewed Why do Cats have Nine Lives? 24 ridic....
Sunday

This is a book for cat lovers, the main character and "author" is a cat named Artemis, named for the Greek God of the hunt. It is composed of 24 simple statements about life such as: … more

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reviewed Naked Determination by Gisela Hausmann.
Sunday

The most important point that must be made in any evaluation of this book is to explain the use of the word “naked” in the title. In this case it means unvarnished, unaltered or unfiltered … more

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reviewed Matrix Analysis for Statistics.
Sunday

If queried, the mathematician that does not work in statistics will most likely not feel that there is a need for a separate course in matrices applied to statistics. There is no doubt that statisticians … more

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reviewed Mathematical Recreations Second Revis....
January 15

While it is a target subject to change over time, recreational mathematics does have some staple subjects. They are: puzzles with numbers, magic squares, geometric dissections, problems with board games … more

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reviewed The Penguin Dictionary of Curious and....
January 15

While the content is dated by the ongoing research in mathematics as well as what can now be done with modern computers, it is still a fascinating book to examine. Wells writes with a high degree … more

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reviewed The Magic of Flirting: Ava by Gisela ....
January 14

This is the third of the short stories written by Hausmann where the title starts with “The Magic of Flirting” that I have read and reviewed. I am a big fan of the genre that she has developed, … more

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reviewed The Magic of Flirting: Nora by Gisela....
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reviewed The Magic of Flirting: Emma.
January 14

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reviewed Inventhelp Fan Blade Cleaner.
January 14

InventHelp is a company that solicits new products invented by the average person and helps them produce and market it. This review is about a cloth sleeve that you slide over and cover your blade with. … more

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reviewed Mega & Star Wand Big Bubble Maker.
December 13, 2014

This toy is so cool that it will excite every child that has the opportunity to play with it. It is a device that folds up into a tight wand for placement into the bubble solution placed in the … more

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reviewed Four OZ Naturals products.
September 25, 2014

Review written by Adriana Boettcher, edited by Charles Ashbacher My first experience with Oz Naturals products was so positive, I was excited to try more. I had already … more

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reviewed Ellie's Best Nut Milk Bag.
September 25, 2014

Review written by Kim Menke, edited by Charles Ashbacher Ellie's Best Nut Milk Bag worked well as a bag for brewing tea with loose tea leaves. It was easy to put whatever … more

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reviewed Ipow Pastorable Flower Floral Canvas ....
September 25, 2014

Review written by Caytie Ribble, edited by Charles Ashbacher The colorful bags are awesome, they are the perfect size to carry all the little odds and ends in my purse, and if … more

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