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University of York (05/05/2009).

There is a long history of puzzles and games and their interaction with mathematics. The talk will include a selection of puzzles through the ages: Starting in the ancient world of Egypt and Greece, going through the Renaissance, Euler's work in recreational mathematics, the popular acceptance of mathematical puzzles in the late 19th C. to the modern age of Rubik's and Sudoku.

I teach mathematics at Sheffield Hallam University and am a researcher focused on higher education mathematics educational practice. Find out more about Peter Rowlett. This website also houses lists of my publications and talks I have given.





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