# 90% of Mathematicians have read 10% of these Math books! How many of these Math books have you read?

**Math Books**

I am looking for magical individuals to read and review the Mathematics books below, if you are interested please tweet us @magicalmaths or email me at info@magicalmaths.org

This is not a comprehensive guide but just a list of Mathematics books from a range of reading lists that will help develop subject knowledge and pedagogy. It would be great to hear from authors and publishers as you could link direct to your own reviews and sites.

Comments are FREE, please leave on below. Which one is your favourite? Let me know if you would like to add any books that you have read to the list.

- How to Study for a Mathematics Degree Lara Alcock (OUP, 2013)
- Makers of Mathematics S. Hollingdale (Penguin, 1989)
- Men of Mathematics (Touchstone Books) (Simon and Schuster, 1986)
- A Russian Childhood S. Kovalevskaya (trans. B. Stillman) (Springer, 1978)
- Alan Turing: The Enigma A. Hodges (Vintage, 1992)
- The Man Who Knew Infinity R. Kanigel (Abacus, 1992)
- A Mathematician’s Apology G.H. Hardy (CUP, 1992)
- Littlewood’s Miscellany(CUP, 1986)
- Simon Singh’s Fermat’s Last Theorem
- The Colossal Book of Short Puzzles and Problems
- Game Set and Math: Enigmas and Conundrums I. Stewart (Penguin, 1997)
- Does God Play Dice?: The New Mathematics of Chaos (Penguin, 1990).
- To Inﬁnity and Beyond Eli Maor (Princeton, 1991)
- Mathematical Mosaic: Patterns and Problem Solving: 1 Ravi Vakil (Mathematical Association of America, 1997)
- Math Book, The (Sterling Milestones): From Pythagoras to the 57th Dimension Cliﬀord A Pickover (Sterling, 2009)
- Mathematics: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions) Timothy Gowers (CUP, 2002)
- Solving Mathematical Problems: A Personal Perspective Terence Tao (OUP, 2006)
- The Pleasures of Counting T.W. K¨orner (CUP, 1996)
- What Is Mathematics?: An Elementary Approach to Ideas and Methods H. Robbins (OUP, 1996)
- From Here to Infinity Ian Stewart (OUP, 1996)
- What’s Happening in the Mathematical Sciences: 8B. Cipra (AMS, 1993, ’94, ’96,’99, ’02)

I love your list of books here and there are a few I’m definitely going to buy as a result of your list!

I hope you don’t mind if I leave some books aimed at kids but are great starters!

Sir Cumference and the Great Knight of Angleland by Cindy Neuschwander

Sir Cumference and the Dragon of Pi by Cindy Neuschwander

Sir Cumference and the Viking’s Map by Cindy Neuschwander

Sir Cumference and the Isle of Immeter by Cindy Neuschwander

Sir Cumference and the First Round Table by Cindy Neuschwander

What’s your Angle, Pythagoras by Julie Ellis

I love reading these to my Year 8 kids!

Thank you for this. One suggestion on behalf of librarians everywhere – it is possible to order them by reading level?

Thanks for your list!

I have read some of these books, and surely I’m going to buy some others.

I would add:

Numbers. The Language of Science. By Tobias Dantzing. A Plume Book

The Factalist. Memoir of a Scientific Maverick. By Benoit B. Mandelbrot. Pantheon Books

The Theory of Numbers and Quantum Mechanics. By Hermann Weyl. Dover

I will add it to the list! Thanks!

Great omission…. How I Wish I Had Taught Maths

Reflections on research, conversations with experts, and 12 years of mistakes – Craig Barton