How to Solve Mathematical Puzzles
A six-session minicourse
Tuesdays, 6:30 pm to 8:15 pm
When someone poses a puzzle, is your first instinct to run? Many very intelligent people think they're bad at puzzle-solving — and always will be. And most of them are wrong. Like many things in life, puzzle-solving is an acquired skill; a bit of experience and a few tips can go a long way! Of course, there’s no set way to solve puzzles; if there were, they would be textbook exercises, not uniquely tricky conundrums. Join Peter Winkler, MoMath’s 2019-2020 Distinguished Visiting Professor for the Public Dissemination of Mathematics, as he helps us discover that each puzzle has its own logic. A world of fun and satisfaction awaits once you find your way in!
Recommended for those who like math but don't necessarily consider themselves good at solving puzzles; high school students are encouraged. No calculus or college-level math required; basic graph theory, logic, and probability will be introduced as needed to solve puzzles.
A light dinner is included in the fee for this course.
It’s not too late to register for the remaining sessions of this minicourse!
11 E. 26th St.
New York, NY 10010
|Event Fee||$ 300.00|