This book is a collection of over 200 problems that David Singmaster has composed since 1987. Some of the math problems have appeared in his various puzzle columns for BBC Radio and TV, Canadian Broadcasting, Focus (the UK popular science magazine), Games and Puzzles, the Los Angeles Times, Micromath, the Puzzle a Day memo pad and the Weekend Telegraph. While some of these are already classics, many of the puzzles have not been published elsewhere previously.
Puzzle enthusiasts of all ages will find here arithmetic problems, properties of digits; monetary problems; alpha-metics; Diophantine problems; magic figures; sequence problems; logical problems; geometric problems; physics problems; combinatorial problems; geographic problems; calendar problems; clock problems; dissection problems and verbal problems.
David Singmaster is an American mathematician who has lived in London since 1970. His interests include number theory, combinatorics, recreational mathematics and its history. He was one of the first mathematicians to write about Rubik's Cube and devised the now standard notation for it. Since 1987, he has contributed puzzles and puzzle columns to a number of magazines, newspapers and radio and TV programs.