aha! Gotcha. Paradoxes to puzzle and delight. Martin Gardner aha! Gotcha is derived from The Paradox Box, a set of filmstrips, cassettes, and Teacher’s. Martin Gardner wrote Aha! Gotcha: Paradoxes to Puzzle and Delight and Aha! Insight in the early s and I love them both. Both books have. Aha! gotcha by Martin Gardner, , W.H. Freeman edition, in English.

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Libro interessante e adatto anche a coloro che, con matematica e logica hanno poco a che fare! You can see a few sample pages on this Boing Boing link: A pocket book of riddles, full of fun and illustrations.

A Sticky Gum Problem. Refresh and try again. He groups the book into several sections and groups the paradoxes under headings such as “Number” and “Time. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. If you want to read a book that has cool paradoxes and puzzles, this book has what you want. You can extend this line of reasoning to prove that the tiger can’t be anywhere gardjer the review.



Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Laureano rated it liked mmartin Jan 11, Return to Book Page. United States of America. Aug 06, Doug rated it it was amazing.

Aha! Gotcha: Paradoxes to Puzzle & Delight (Tools for Transformation)

Matija Mazi rated it it was amazing Aug 06, Gardner primarily approaches logica The world is lesser without Martin Gardner in it. This book twisted my brain up as a child Very thought-proking and dispells some common myths.

Olivia rated it it was amazing Feb 12, Dicho esto, el libro trata sobre paradojas en diferentes bloques: Gotcha,” is that rare breed of puzzlebook that has universal appeal. This book is just the sort of thing to keep your company occupied when they visit. Brenn Lea Pearson Designed by. This book is much more than just a collection of puzzles to solve, it really makes you think about some fascinating ideas relating to paradoxes.

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Ahw with This Book. I have sha admit I didn’t get all of this even though it was clearly targeted at middle school readers. Overall, it’s just a delightful book that’s easy to read and leaves you much smarter than you were when you started it. I’ve had this on my “to read” list for years and finally got around to checking it out. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

Aha! Gotcha: Paradoxes to Puzzle and Delight – Martin Gardner – Google Books

The collection includes some famous conundrums, such as Zeno’s Paradox, Pascal’s Wager, Simpson’s Gotfha in the form of a search for swingers at a singles’ club and the Gambler’s Fallacy. By the same logic, the tiger couldn’t be the penultimate word, either, because if you read up to the third-to-last word, you’d know the tiger would come next, and you’d expect it.


Jun 04, Ana rated it it was amazing. This review may contain an unexpected tiger. Some of the problems don’t even have an answer, and he even manages to walk you through why we’ve been unable to answer the question even though the answer seems obvious. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. By the same logic, the tiger couldn’t be the penultimate word, gzrdner, because if you read up to the third-to-last word, you’d know the tiger would come next, and you’d exp [ Warning: He uses the cartoons to walk you through exactly the wrong conclusion, then steps back and brilliantly deconstructs the argument so that you can see where your normal human condition fails you and why the unintuitive answer is the mathematically correct one.

Make no mistake, it’s not, though young adults could certainly benefit and enjoy.

At least the cartoons helped! It’s a book that focuses almost entirely on those special singularities in our minds where the standard logic of a situation breaks down to allow a loophole, a shortcut Previously published separately, the two books aha!

Mxrtin amuses me highly that the book came out of a compilation of filmstrips Gardner had done around various logic puzzles.