The author presents a selection of pieces from his Scientific American "Mathematical Games" column, presenting puzzles and concepts that range from arithmetic and geometrical games to the meaning of M.C. Escher's artwork.
Gardner's "Mathematical Games" column challenged Scientific American readers for years. Here he gathers his favorites, organizing them thematically according to mathematical topics such as plane geometry, infinity, and algebra. An addendum and bibliography provide more information about his challenges.
Genre: Games, Mathematics
Subgenre: Logic + Brain Teasers, Recreations + Games