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An Introduction to Recreational Math: Fun, Games and Puzzles

Join recreational mathematician Dr. Yossi Elran and explore the wonders of recreational math. This course is in English.

During the course, you will challenge your brain and have fun while learning about the mathematics of various entertaining subjects, such as magic squares, puzzles, and games. You’ll discover that math doesn’t have to be boring or difficult, and learn that recreational math not only enhances your creative thinking but is both exciting and useful in daily life.

 

Audience:

Math, puzzle, and brain challenge enthusiasts

 

Time:

Registration is open year-round. The mini-course itself opens at specific dates throughout the year. The course is intended for self-study at your own leisure (asynchronous) and takes roughly four hours a week for three weeks. 

 

Place:

Online, through Davidson Institute courses on “Future Learn”.

 

Price:

Free of charge

How:

Click https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/recreational-math

More about the program

This course is in English. It is hosted on “Future Learn,” an international learning platform and course aggregate. Thousands of participants learn in each course run, creating a global learning community. Learner interaction and discussion takes place during course runs on the comments feature for each step of the course, and is monitored by the course manager, Dr. Yossi Elran.

Topics covered: 

  1. Math and magic
  2. Mathematical puzzles
  3. Mathematical games
  4. Famous recreational mathematicians