

G. Polya  How to Solve It, a new aspect of mathematical method  A classic. A single book which can improve your grade by 20 percent.




D. Perkins  The Eureka Effect, the art and logic of breakthrough thinking  Analysis how big ideas were obtained: think long, then relax




T. Kuhn  The structure of scientific revolutions  This book changed the selfawareness of scientists.




L.A. Steen  On the Shoulders of Giants, New approaches to Numeracy  A collection of essays.




W. Wickelgren  How to Solve Mathematical Problems  discusses 7 problemsolving techniques.




R.HaleEvans  Mind Performance Hacks, Tips and Tools for Overclocing Your Brain  in a classical "hack" manner introduced in short selfcontained stories.




T. Stafford and M. Webb  Mind Hacks, Tips and Tools for Using Your Brain  A collection of probes into the momentbymoment workds of our brain.




J. Hadamard  The Mathematician's Mind. The Psychology of Invention in the Mathematical Field.  Written by one of the best mathematicians of the last century.




D. J. Velleman  How To Prove It. A Structured Approach  The same title as Polyas book but more towards how to write proofs.




S. Stein  How the other Half thinks. Adventures in Mathematical Reasoning.  A collection of problems.




M. Minsky  The Society of Mind  A book in the spirit of the modern hack series written by one of the pioneers of AI.




M. Gelb  How to Think like Leonardo da Vinci  Advertized as "Seven steps to Genious Every Day".




J. Hadamard  The Psychology of Invention in the Mathematical field.  Throws light on the methods of mathematical invention and offers revealing in insights into the thought process in general.




D.N. Perkins  The Mind's best work  A book on creativity in general, also in arts.




I. Stewart  Letters to a young mathematician  Besides creativity in mathematics other aspects are also important. A few nice tips.




T. Tao  Sovling Mathematical Problems. A personal perspective  A short but nice book by one of the current masters. Wonderful problems.




K. Williams and K. Hardy  The red book of mathematical problems  A compilation of 100 practice problems for the Putnam exam. Only practice makes the master.




M. Aigner and G. Ziegler  Proofs from the book.  Simplicity in proofs neads creativity. The book contains many prototypes of elegant proofs.




P. Ney de Souza and JN. Silva  Berkeley Problems in Mathematics  Problems for preparation of qualifying exams.




B. Bollobas  The Art of Mathematics. Coffee Time in Memphis  A problem book.




G.H. Hardy  A mathematician's apology  A biography which gives some insight into how a mathematican works.

