# Mazes, Maps and Moebius Strips 2 – More Islands

This Thursday was the second meeting of our Mazes… math circle. Fortunately, everyone was well and we had a full house – RB, L, and E were back and A and V joined us. A’s younger brother, M stayed as well. To begin with we did a bit of a review – looked at the collection… Read More Mazes, Maps and Moebius Strips 2 – More Islands

# Mazes, Maps, Moebius Strips 1 – Insides and Outsides

Here are quick notes on the first meeting of my new math circle, code name “Mazes, Maps,  and Moebius Strips” inspired by the book “Insides, Outsides, Loops and Lines” by Herbert Kohl, “Without Words: Mathematical Puzzles to Confound and Delight” by James Tanton, and drawing on the techniques from the “Avoid Hard Work!” by James… Read More Mazes, Maps, Moebius Strips 1 – Insides and Outsides

# Just One Dice

Today I gave Rocket Boy this problem from the big book of puzzles. On a six-sided dice, the two opposite sides are marked in such a way that the sum of their numbers (or dots) adds up to 7. Given a picture of a dice with three sides visible, figure out what should appear on… Read More Just One Dice

# The Owls and the TIE Fighters

Today was another awesome PlusPlus day. Years ago I bought a 300-piece basic set of these little guys at the Museum of Math in NYC (but they are also sold on Amazon). Since then we’ve been using them pretty regularly for all sorts of activities: Math Manipulatives Light, small and colorful, these are excellent counters… Read More The Owls and the TIE Fighters