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Solving mathematical puzzles is a fun way to improve your problem solving skills. Inventing puzzles takes you even deeper into mathematical thinking. In this presentation you'll learn how to create ...

Solving mathematical puzzles is a fun way to improve your problem solving skills. Inventing puzzles takes you even deeper into mathematical thinking. In this presentation you'll learn how to create your own Sudoku puzzles. And the lessons you learn will help you create other mathematical puzzles as well. It's fun, it's creative, and. both kids and adults can do it.

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How to invent mathematical puzzles How to invent mathematical puzzles Presentation Transcript

  • Scott Kim Nueva School March 11, 2011 INVENTING MATHEMATICAL PUZZLES
  • Puzzles
  • Solving
  • Inventing
  • Demo Demo
  • Why?
  • Why? What’s missing from math education?
  • Language Reading Writing What’s missing from math education?
  • Language Reading Writing What’s missing from math education? CREATIVE
  • Language Reading Writing Problem solving Math What’s missing from math education?
  • Language Reading Writing Problem solving Math What’s missing from math education? ?
  • Language Reading Writing Problem solving Problem posing Math What’s missing from math education? Problem posing
  • Language Reading Writing Problem solving Problem posing Math What’s missing from math education? Problem posing PUZZLES
  • How? INVENTING MATHEMATICAL PUZZLES is a great way to explore the CREATIVE SIDE OF MATHEMATICS
  • How?
  • Sudoku
  • Sudoku
  • Sudoku
  • 1. Fill in the blanks
  • 1. Fill in the blanks
    • One solution
    • Many solutions
    • No solutions
  • 2. Add a theme Put inside a larger story
  • 2. Add a theme Change appearance
  • 2. Add a theme Add extra meaning
  • 3. Easy to Hard
  • 3. Easy to Hard
  • 3. Easy to Hard Levels = secret of videogames Requires testing
  • Putting it all together
  • Putting it all together mathfair.com
  • Putting it all together Kids present puzzles they made
  • Putting it all together With added themes and levels of difficulty
  • 4. Change the rules
  • 4. Change the rules Change the size
  • 4. Change the rules Change the region shapes
  • 4. Change the rules Change the goal
  • Conclusions
  • How to invent mathematical puzzles 1. Fill in the blanks 2. Add a theme 3. Easy to hard 4. Change the rules
  • Mathematics Art COMMUNICATION
  • INVENTING MATHEMATICAL PUZZLES is a great way to explore the CREATIVE SIDE OF MATHEMATICS
  • INVENTING MATHEMATICAL PUZZLES is a great way to explore the CREATIVE SIDE OF MATHEMATICS Interested in family puzzle gatherings? Email me: scott@scottkim.com