Ivan Moscovich MindGames: Number Games

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MindGames: Number Games

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Introducing MindGames, a series of conceptual puzzle and activity books for kids eight and up-and we mean up-who enjoy the challenge of solving problems and the pleasure of figuring out new ways of seeing things. Created by Ivan Moscovich, a world-renowned inventor of games, puzzles, and toys, each book comes with a three-dimensional, interactive puzzle on the cover, and dozens of full-color illustrated problems on the same theme inside.

Beginning with Elevation on the cover-an ingenious progressive game involving moving the disks level by level to the top, Number Games covers geometry, symmetry, fractal points, and lines. There are magic squares, magic hexagons, magic triangles. Plus Pixel Craft. Think of a Number. The Spider Web Puzzle and Cut the Cake.

The most important skills needed to solve these puzzles are curiosity and an open mind. (Solutions and explanations are provided, of course!)

Also in the MindGames series: Probability Games, Network Games, Pattern Games.

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Think outside the box!

Ups & Downs, Professor Backwards, Digit Demolition & Spy Series

Beginning with IDisk-OO on the cover O an ingenious game of profession O here are 25 fiendish puzzles that challenge your ability to think in numbers.

- Uncover the hidden pattern of IWhatIs the Connection?O Accept the 4,500 year-old dare of a Lo-Shu Magic Square. Get a tasted of factorials, toy with symmetry and geometry. Even step inside the brain of renowned mathematician Karl Friedrich Gauss.

- Bring a pencil, but remember O (1) you donIt have to be a whiz to play, because (2) the most important skills youIll need are curiosity and an open mind. (Solutions and explanations are provided of course!)

About the Author:

Ivan Moscovich is an internationally known and acclaimed inventor, puzzler, and artist. He has designed award-winning toys for Mattel, Kenner, Childcraft, Ravensburger, Binary Arts, and other companies, and is the author of the MindGames series and other books.  Mr. Moscovich lives in the Netherlands.

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