a list compiled by Alex Kasman (College of Charleston)
|A young boy learns about mathematics while trying to solve a mathematical puzzle.
"As a teacher and Education Inspector in England I would rate
this book very highly. It is extremely well written and brings to life mathematics.
It is a way of making Maths appear fun. It is full of many useful insights. I found
out about it on the Amazon web site - the reviews and comments there are extremely
favourable. For me this was an excellent find. This is a site well worth visiting."
"I found this book in hardback version in a
remaindered-books' store (that is, new books but sold at cost), and since I buy
all books on mathematics and it was filed under 'maths and science' I decided to
purchase it. I wouldn't call it a book on mathematics; rather a book on the
intricacies of arithmetic (and specifically, as its name implies, number 9). I
found out more about this number than I ever thought it was possible to know. The
writer is clearly fascinated by the minutie of numbers and this comes across very
clearly. I would recommend it to any recalcitrant youngster to break down a
mathphoia since it does shed light on arithmetic in a fascinating and appealing
"A meditation on casting out nines. The author manages to massage the same pieces of "gee whiz" arithmetic into several guises. There is much repetition and a very forced half-baked Siddhartha style plot."
Hello, my name is Cláudio Jordão.
I've been interest in these subject for a while, and in this book I found some motivation to continue with my "personal" investigation.
I like very much the chapter about the Fibonacci-sequence and the Golden-number, and I think I might have something to add to this great "story".
I cannot find any information about this on the web... maybe you can help me... My investigation is about, a cyclic sequence of numbers, inside the infinite Fibonnaci sequence.
I would like to contact Cecil Balmond, but I dont have his e-mail.
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Exciting News: The total number of works of mathematical fiction listed in this database recently reached a milestone. The 1,500th entry is The Man of Forty Crowns by Voltaire. Thanks to Vijay Fafat for writing the summary of that work (and so many others). I am also grateful to everyone who has contributed to this website. Heck, I'm grateful to everyone who visited the site. Thank you!
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