a list compiled by Alex Kasman (College of Charleston)
Author includes the word(s): B.J. Novak2 matches found out of 1663
entries
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A Good Problem to Have (2014) 
 B.J. Novak 

A fourth grade math class is interrupted by an old man who bursts in claiming that he was the inventor of the train problem:
"That's my problem," said the man.
He stared at us all at once, somehow,... (more) 


Rithmatic (2015) 
 B.J. Novak 

A school principal secretly proposes to his students that they all just agree not to bother with math in school:
“Now do I wish you all knew math? Were great at math? Were fing mathematicians?... (more) 

Exciting News: The 1,600th entry was recently added to this database of mathematical fiction! Also, for those of you interested in nonfictional math books
let me (shamelessly) plug the recent release of the second edition of my soliton theory textbook.
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College of Charleston)