Firstly let me introduce an inspirational Maths Book by Mathematician George Polya. This is one of the most famous books of mathematics ever written, second only to Euclid’s “Elements”. I personally own the book and found it to be a very good read. It introduced me to the beauty of mathematics, and inspired me to major in Mathematics in university. Highly recommended for students who want to learn more about the philosophy behind solving Mathematics problems.
How To Solve It: A New Aspect of Mathematical Method (Highly recommended for students interested in Maths)
Sometimes, students don’t do well in Maths because of lack of interest in Maths. Once a student is interested in Maths, it is very likely that his or her results will improve naturally. Hence, cultivating passion in Mathematics is a long term strategy to improve one’s Maths results.
Other recommended Books to increase interest in Mathematics:
This book is the Encyclopedia of Mathematics. It can be used up to university level and beyond. I used it for my honours project on Quantum Groups. Recommended for students who intend to pursue maths-related subjects in university (e.g. engineering, physical sciences, computer science)
Excellent book on solving maths problems by Fields Medalist and IMO Gold Medalist Terence Tao
“The voice of books is but a single voice, yet it does not teach all men alike.” – Thomas à Kempis
Mathability: Awaken the Math Genuis in Your Child by Shakuntala Devi (listed in Guinness World Record as “Human Computer” for feats in Mental calculation)
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Finally, do check out our list of recommended books for a complete self-study course for University Undergraduate Math.