Looking for that perfect gift idea?

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 Numbers 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.


3 Responses to Looking for that perfect gift idea?

  1. grammy29 says:

    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.

  2. Pingback: Looking for that perfect holiday gift? « Musings on Math

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