# Looking for that perfect gift idea?

November 25, 2010 3 Comments

Instead of giving that video game or other mind-numbing gift, why not give the gift of knowledge? A mathematically related book can be the perfect gift to help stimulate the mind. Below are my top 6 picks for math books:

1) *The Man Who Loved Only Number*s by Paul Hoffman

2) *Men of Mathematics* by E.T. Bell

3) *Journey through Genius: The Great Theorems of Mathematics* by William Dunham

4) *The Education of T.C. Mits *by Lillian R. Lieber

5) *A Mathematician’s Apology* by G.H. Hardy

6) *Letters to a Young Mathematician* by Ian Stewart

While these are my favorites, there are many others I like. To see a complete list of recommendations and/or to see descriptions of these books, click on my “Suggested Books” page on this blog.

Enjoy!

I love this book list. It makes my holiday and birthday shopping so much easier for my husband who loves math. I am looking forward to reading more on this blog in the future, as I found it to be an amazing insight into math. You can tell that you love Math. I hope your students appreciate you.

I hope some of my students appreciate these books.

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