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Darren Kuropatwa

Magic numbers: A meeting of mathemagical tricksters - physics-math - 24 May 2010 - New ... - 6 views

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    "I have two children. One is a boy born on a Tuesday. What is the probability I have two boys?"

    The solution is delightful!
Garrett Eastman

Games and Mathematics : Subtle Connections - 9 views

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    Published November 2012. "The first part of the book introduces games, puzzles and mathematical recreations, including knight tours on a chessboard. The second part explains how thinking about playing games can mirror the thinking of a mathematician, using scientific investigation, tactics and strategy, and sharp observation. Finally the author considers game-like features found in a wide range of human behaviours, illuminating the role of mathematics and helping to explain why it exists at all. "
Leena Helttula

Enjoying Math: Learning Problem Solving with KenKen Puzzles - 16 views

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    "126 page free downloadable PDF book for grade 4-7 teachers showing how KenKen puzzles can turn mathematical problem solving into fun and how student motivation can be dramatically increased.
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Garrett Eastman

OUPblog " Blog Archive " Sudoku and the Pace of Mathematics - 3 views

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    "Among mathematicians, it is always a happy moment when a long-standing problem is suddenly solved. The year 2012 started with such a moment, when an Irish mathematician named Gary McGuire announced a solution to the minimal-clue problem for Sudoku puzzles." Article written by author of a recent book, "Taking Sudoku Seriously: The Math Behind the World's Most Popular Pencil Puzzle".
Garrett Eastman

Braingenie - 13 views

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    "Braingenie builds deep mastery and sharpens problem-solving skills. Learn, practice, and quiz yourself on 5,000+ skills. Compete in real-time multiplayer matches. Win badges and go for a top spot on the leaderboard. Sign up now (it's free!) Explore Learning Zone"
Garrett Eastman

The Beauty of Everyday Mathematics - 10 views

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    "Complicated mathematics presented in a generally understandable way Examples from everyday life are mathematized Many examples presented with a good sense of humor Small riddles and conjuring tricks garantee an entertaining reading Imagine that you've finally found a parking space after a long and harrowing search, but are now encountering some difficulty in trying to enter this space."
Garrett Eastman

Icons of Mathematics - 2 views

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    "This book explores 20 geometric diagrams that play crucial roles in visualizing mathematical proofs."
Garrett Eastman

Mathematical Expeditions: Exploring Word Problems across the Ages - 7 views

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    "Mathematical Expeditions is a collection of over 500 culturally and historically diverse mathematical problems carefully chosen to enrich mathematics teaching from middle school through the college level." Forthcoming June 2012.
Garrett Eastman

Dim Sum Thinking - 2 views

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    "Mathematics is not a series of Statement-Reason proofs punctuated by the occasional "QED". Mathematics, as Paul Lockhart writes in A Mathematician's Lament, is "wondering, playing, amusing yourself with your imagination.""
Garrett Eastman

Loose Ends at Steven Landsburg | The Big Questions: Tackling the Problems of Philosophy... - 3 views

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    Among a number of math related questions on this blog, this post focuses on a particular sequence of integrals
Garrett Eastman

A COLLABORATIVE CROSS NUMBER PUZZLE GAME TO ENHANCE ELEMENTARY STUDENTS' ARITHMETIC SKILLS - 5 views

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    Abstract: "In traditional mathematics education, students have typically been asked to solve lots of tedious and uninteresting exercises for developing the arithmetic skills of addition and subtraction. The paper provides an account of learning arithmetic skills in a more interesting way through the collaborative playing of a puzzle game. 83 students in three classes in Grade 4 were asked to solve arithmetic problems with three different methods: via playing an adapted "cross number puzzle" game on Group Scribbles (GS) collaboratively, via playing the same game on GS individually, and via the traditional method of teaching and learning, i.e. with no games at all. Analysis of the pre and post learning achievement data reveals that the two classes who played the game performed better than the control class, with the collaborative class students achieving better than the individual class students. By playing the game, low-ability students, in particular, made the most significant progress in arithmetic capability and in building up their confidence in doing arithmetic calculations."
Garrett Eastman

The Impact of Using Synchronous Collaborative Virtual Tangram in Children's Geometric - 17 views

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    Study of 6th graders in China using virtual Tangram puzzle to improve collaboration and learning of geometric concepts and problem-solving
Garrett Eastman

Investigating the Relationship Between Puzzles and Learning in Mathematics - 9 views

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    relationship between "puzzle-solving and mathematical skills"
Garrett Eastman

Monkey Tales Games and The Merchant of Venice are the overall winners of the MEDEA Awar... - 10 views

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    "Monkey Tales Games is a series of 3D video games to support the learning of maths, created in 2011 by die Keure Educatief and Larian Studios from Belgium. The series is made up of five exciting and fun video games with age-specific themes where the player has to solve 3D puzzles." ...
Garrett Eastman

Rediscovering Mathematics: You Do the Math - 18 views

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    challenges and puzzles
Garrett Eastman

Ancient Egyptians' Mathematical Ingenuity, Written on Papyrus - NYTimes.com - 14 views

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    Describes the Rhind Mathematical Papyrus of Ancient Egypt, containing some 85 mathematical puzzles, some of which have (relatively) modern descendants
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    Glad they interviewed our Milo!
MariaDroujkova

Mindcipher: Challenge Yourself... - 18 views

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    "The social repository of the world's greatest brain teasers, logical puzzles and mental challenges. Join us to add, rate, and comment on puzzles! "
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