Tag Archives: brainteasers

Logical Fun, Part I

Once a week, I teach a joint math class at my school which combines children of ages 6-10.  For these lessons, I generally try to pick an activity that I can present as a series of “problems” of increasing difficulty … Continue reading

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Avoid Hard Work! – A book for problem-solvers of all levels (toddler to mathematician)

It is the beginning of winter break and the family is off to a vacation.  The car ride ahead is many hours.  Ten minutes into the drive, Katie (8 years old) realizes that she forgot her book.  In desperation, she … Continue reading

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A delicate balance

You are captured by a bandit, but not by an ordinary bandit – an enlightened one.  He will let you go if you solve his brainteaser (otherwise he will keep you and make you solve boring problems every day).  In … Continue reading

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Pushing Wood

I realized that for me writing for two blogs is somehow psychologically much more difficult than putting the same content into one blog.  That’s why in addition to my adventures with Katie this blog will now have posts about math … Continue reading

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