ISBN: 9781615194216
Publishing: October 3, 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!

Meet area mazes—a totally new kind of brainteaser, and already a bestselling series in Japan (173,000 in print)!

Area mazes have taken Japan by storm, and it’s easy to see why. Prolific puzzle inventor Naoki Inaba has created a worthy successor to Sudoku: The rules are simple—but getting the answer can take all your creativity.

Your quest is to navigate a network of rectangles to find a missing value, using just a few “givens.” No complex math is required—and no fractions are allowed! If you can add and multiply two-digit whole numbers, you can solve area mazes. Just remember: Area = length x width. Try one for yourself!

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Alex Bellos’ bestselling popular math books have been translated into more than 20 languages. He writes about math for the Guardian and frequently speaks at conferences, in schools, and beyond. The Association of British Science Writers named his blog the Best Science Blog of 2016. Bellos is also the coauthor of two math coloring books with Edmund Harriss and the inventor of LOOP, an elliptical pool table.

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.