# Mathematics Awareness Month 2014: Mathematics, Magic, and Mystery

### Related Resources

The following resources related to this year's theme are freely accessible. We hope they inspire readers to explore mathematics, magic and mystery.

## SELECTED ARTICLES AND WEBSITES ABOUT AND BY MARTIN GARDNER

*About Martin Gardner, reviews of his books:*

*The College Mathematics Journal*January 2012 issue, devoted to the mathematics of Martin Gardner- "The Colossal Book of Mathematics, Reviewed by Ed Pegg Jr." (Notices of the AMS, October 2002)
- "Gathering for Gardner" (Math Horizons, September 2010)
- "Interview with Martin Gardner, by Allyn Jackson" (Notices of the AMS, June-July 2005)
- ”Magical Mathematics - A Tribute to Martin Gardner” (AMS Feature Column, April 2014)
- "Martin Gardner, 1914-2010: Magical Man of Numbers and Letters" (Math Horizons, September 2010)
- Martin Gardner, Genius Of Recreational Mathematics, on NPR’s Weekend Edition, April 12, 2014.
- "Master of Recreational Mathematics—and Much More: An Interview with Martin Gardner" (MAA FOCUS, November 2004)
- "Remembering Martin Gardner" (MAA FOCUS, August/September 2010)

*By Martin Gardner:*

- "The Asymmetric Propeller" (The College Mathematics Journal, January 1999)
*Scientific American*- "The Square Root of two = 1.41421 35623 73095..." (Math Horizons, April 1997)
- "Steiner Trees on a Checkerboard" (Mathematics Magazine, April 1989)
- "Do Loops Explain Consciousness?" Review of
*I Am a Strange Loop*(*Notices*, August 2007) - "Superstrings and Thelma" (
*Math Horizons*, September 2010) - "Talkative Eve" (
*Math Horizons*, September 2010)

*Websites celebrating Martin Gardner:*

## PUZZLES, GAMES & MAGIC

- ICERM Presents Professor Tadashi Tokieda: Mathemagics: a video of Tokieda demonstrating magic routines easy to perform yourself with paper clips, paper and rubber bands
- Celebration of Mind
- Puzzles.com
- International Jugglers' Association
- "Catching and Releasing," a podcast on the math of juggling with Ronald Graham
- Cool Card Tricks
- Optical Illusions
- Mathematical April Fools' Pranks

## MORE RESOURCES, PUBLICATIONS & EVENTS

- The Manual of Mathematical Magic
- The Magic of Error Correcting Codes
- Wieckowski Resolution Proclaims April Mathematics Awareness Month: Former president of the American Mathematical Society Dr. Ronald Graham is one of the guests to be introduced on Assembly floor
- MAA MAM 2014 theme-related resources
- AMS MAM 2014 theme-related resources

## SOCIAL MEDIA

- Twitter: What Would Martin Gardner Tweet @WWMGT, Mathematics Awareness Month @MathAware, @MartinGardner100th
- Facebook: Mathematics Awareness Month

There are many books for sale about Martin Gardner, puzzles, recreational mathematics and more. Search the web or an online bookstore to find topics and levels of interest.