## Summer Math Book List

*May 22, 2013 at 12:23 pm* *
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The end of the school year is nigh. No more teachers, no more books. No more phrases like, “The solution is left as an exercise for the reader.” If you need some light reading for your summer vacation, I highly recommend *Math Jokes 4 Mathy Folks*. Until you get your hands on a copy, though, here are a few jokes about books to make you smile.

Why was the math book sad?

Because it had so many problems.Why did the math book become a recluse?

Because no one understood him.How many math books have you read in your lifetime?

I don’t know. I’m not dead yet.What book are you reading?

Flatland.

What is it about?

About 120 pages.

Seriously, here are some good math books to read on summer vacation:

*Calculus for Cats*by Kenn Amdahl and Jim Loats*The Calculus Diaries*by Jennifer Ouelette*The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time*by Mark Haddon*Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions*by Edwin Abbott*Godel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid*by Douglas Hofstadter*The Man Who Counted: A Collection of Mathematical Adventures*by Malba Tahan*Mathematics: From the Birth of Numbers*by Jan Gullberg

*Prisoner’s Dilemma*by William Poundstone*Proofiness: The Dark Arts of Mathematical Deception*by Charles Seife

And if none of those float your boat, try this one from Spiked Math.

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1.xander | May 22, 2013 at 4:54 pmFor summer reading, can I also recommend Lakoff and Nunez’s

Where Mathematics Comes Fromand Strogatz’sJoy of X?2.venneblock | May 22, 2013 at 9:58 pmI haven’t read

Where Math Comes From. I reviewedJoy of xa few months ago, and I agree that it would be great summer read… light, interesting, and not too taxing.3.Eternal is the right word | Books not computers | June 13, 2013 at 7:12 am[…] Summer Math Book List (mathjokes4mathyfolks.wordpress.com) […]