Math games or puzzles have been one of the best tools to engage children to the beauty of mathematics. Generally speaking, a mathematical game is a game whose rules, strategies and outcomes are defined by clear mathematical parameters. Most of the time these games have very easy to understand rules and procedures. Some of the most popular examples are Tic-Tac-Toe, Dots and Boxes and Rubik’s Cube.
If you have seen my holiday post, you probably saw a lot of images with some great math games, or brain teasers. Nowadays, these games can be found everywhere and I believe it is very important to play with them. Most people consider them children games, but I think they are appropriate for any age.
Moreover, these games can lead to very interesting mathematical questions. The most famous example is the Rubik’s Cube. It is a 3-D combination puzzle invented in 1974 by Hungarian sculptor and professor…
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