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How to invent mathematical puzzles

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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 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

  1. 1. Scott Kim Nueva School March 11, 2011 INVENTING MATHEMATICAL PUZZLES
  2. 2. Puzzles
  3. 3. Solving
  4. 4. Inventing
  5. 5. Demo Demo
  6. 6. Why?
  7. 7. Why? What’s missing from math education?
  8. 8. Language Reading Writing What’s missing from math education?
  9. 9. Language Reading Writing What’s missing from math education? CREATIVE
  10. 10. Language Reading Writing Problem solving Math What’s missing from math education?
  11. 11. Language Reading Writing Problem solving Math What’s missing from math education? ?
  12. 12. Language Reading Writing Problem solving Problem posing Math What’s missing from math education? Problem posing
  13. 13. Language Reading Writing Problem solving Problem posing Math What’s missing from math education? Problem posing PUZZLES
  14. 14. How? INVENTING MATHEMATICAL PUZZLES is a great way to explore the CREATIVE SIDE OF MATHEMATICS
  15. 15. How?
  16. 16. Sudoku
  17. 17. Sudoku
  18. 18. Sudoku
  19. 19. 1. Fill in the blanks
  20. 20. 1. Fill in the blanks <ul><li>One solution </li></ul><ul><li>Many solutions </li></ul><ul><li>No solutions </li></ul>
  21. 21. 2. Add a theme Put inside a larger story
  22. 22. 2. Add a theme Change appearance
  23. 23. 2. Add a theme Add extra meaning
  24. 24. 3. Easy to Hard
  25. 25. 3. Easy to Hard
  26. 26. 3. Easy to Hard Levels = secret of videogames Requires testing
  27. 27. Putting it all together
  28. 28. Putting it all together mathfair.com
  29. 29. Putting it all together Kids present puzzles they made
  30. 30. Putting it all together With added themes and levels of difficulty
  31. 31. 4. Change the rules
  32. 32. 4. Change the rules Change the size
  33. 33. 4. Change the rules Change the region shapes
  34. 34. 4. Change the rules Change the goal
  35. 35. Conclusions
  36. 36. How to invent mathematical puzzles 1. Fill in the blanks 2. Add a theme 3. Easy to hard 4. Change the rules
  37. 37. Mathematics Art COMMUNICATION
  38. 38. INVENTING MATHEMATICAL PUZZLES is a great way to explore the CREATIVE SIDE OF MATHEMATICS
  39. 39. INVENTING MATHEMATICAL PUZZLES is a great way to explore the CREATIVE SIDE OF MATHEMATICS Interested in family puzzle gatherings? Email me: scott@scottkim.com

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