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Author includes the word(s): B.J. Novak

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(Note: This page not the entire list of works of Mathematical Fiction. To see the whole list, click here.)

A Good Problem to Have (2014)
B.J. Novak
A fourth grade math class is interrupted by an old man who bursts in claiming that he was the inventor of the train problem: "That's my problem," said the man. He stared at us all at once, somehow,... (more)
Rithmatic (2015)
B.J. Novak
A school principal secretly proposes to his students that they all just agree not to bother with math in school: “Now do I wish you all knew math? Were great at math? Were f---ing mathematicians?... (more)

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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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