Solving Mathematical Problems

Stimulate your logical and creative thinking and discover the beauty of mathematics. You will work independently and in small groups with the support of the teacher to solve a variety of recreational mathematical problems in the form of a puzzle, a trick, a logical paradox, or a riddle. Solving the problems brings genuine creative joy.


This class will be delivered online via the online platform Zoom. Enrolling students need to ensure they have an email, a reliable internet connection, microphone/speakers and access to a tablet, smartphone or computer.


SUGGESTED READING

  • Martin Gardner. Mathematical Puzzles and Diversions. London: Bell and Sons, 1961.
  • Raymond M. Smullyan. What is the Name of this Book? Penguin Books, 1990.


COURSE OUTLINE

  • Introduction to recreational mathematics. “Brain stretching” by solving simple though not-evident problems and paradoxes. Working in pairs and small groups to find solutions of 12 recreational mathematical problems.
  • Discussion of found solutions with the class. Appearance of these problems in mathematical textbooks of different times, when relevant. More problems on the same mathematical methods to work on independently.


PLANNED LEARNING OUTCOMES
By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Be acquainted with a number of problems of recreational mathematics.
  2. Practice amusing mathematical problems solving.
  3. Find solutions and become familiar with different mathematical methods.
$65 Limited

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14 Oct

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