ISBN: 9781615194216
Published: October 10, 2017
Price: $8.95 US
Paperback: 160 pages
Subject: Creativity
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The Original Area Mazes
100 Addictive Puzzles to Solve with Simple Math—and Clever Logic!

The rules are simple . . . The math is easy . . .The puzzles get harder and harder!

Once you match wits with area mazes, you’ll be hooked! Your quest is to navigate a network of rectangles to find a missing value.

Just Remember:

  • Area = length × width
  • Use spatial reasoning to find helpful relationships
  • Whole numbers are all you need. You can always get the answer without using fractions!

Originally invented for gifted students, area mazes (menseki meiro), have taken all of Japan by storm. Are you a sudoku fanatic? Do you play brain games to stay sharp? Did you love geometry . . . or would you like to finally show it who’s boss? Feed your brain some area mazes—they could be just what you’re craving!

Click here to watch one puzzle being solved.

Now, can you solve this one?

“The only math you’ll need to know is that length times width equals area.”—FiveThirtyEight

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Alex Bellos holds a degree in mathematics and philosophy from Oxford University. His bestselling books include Here’s Looking at Euclid and Can You Solve My Problems? He is the coauthor of two coloring books, Patterns of the Universe and Visions of the Universe. He writes a popular math blog and a puzzle blog for the Guardian.

Naoki Inaba is Japan’s master puzzlesmith. He has invented over 400 puzzles, and area mazes (menseki meiro) are his greatest hit. He also creates Sudoku for magazines in Japan.

Ryoichi Murakami is the founder and CEO of El Camino, a premier cram school in Tokyo. Many of his students go on to elite schools such as the University of Tokyo, and compete in the International Mathematical Olympiad. In addition to teaching at El Camino, Murakami is active in publishing, works as a puzzle maker, and writes questions for the Olympiad.