A Mathematical Mosaic: Patterns & Problem Solving (Revised Edition)

Category: Puzzles & Games
Author: Taisa Dorney


by candu   2018-03-14
There are several amazing suggestions in this thread already.

I'll toss in vote N+1 for "How to Solve It" by PĆ³lya: once you get past the hurdle of just understanding notation / language and some of the basic concepts, mathematics becomes much more about problem-solving.

Aside from that...

Oliver Byrne's Euclid: https://www.amazon.ca/Mathematical-Mosaic-Patterns-Problem-S... - this was one of the books that got me excited about mathematics as a kid. The material is advanced by high school standards, but presented in a way that invites you to think / learn / generalize.