'The physical form of this new title is pleasing, including good paper, readable font, and durable binding … The book is not a collection of practical ideas. Rather, it is intended for those curious about pure mathematical tidbits. The flavor is light, as opposed to pedantic. Among the numerous books of this type, this title is significantly better than most. It should be considered for private collections and for libraries that can afford to serve a small, unique readership.Summing Up: Recommended. General readers.'
This book demonstrates to the general audience that mathematics can be entertaining and fun, rather than the sad reputation it has gained over decades from uninspired school instruction that is often devoid of enrichment or motivational considerations.The book is designed in such a way that a reader will need almost no special preparation in mathematics, but to recall some of the most basic concepts that were taught at the lower-secondary-grade level.Yet, by the same token, the book will hopefully open up doors for those less motivated in mathematics — to interest readers to investigate some of the topics presented and thereby enhance their knowledge of mathematics — something most general readers will not initially find possible, but we hope will be an end product of this book.