PENTOMINOES

Dayal, Gautham (2014) PENTOMINOES. At Right Angles, 3 (2). pp. 49-53.

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Abstract

Pentomino puzzles were invented (or discovered) in the early 1900s by Henry Dudeney, an English inventor of puzzles (who is unfortunately not as well known as he should be). They then appeared sporadically in recreational mathematical magazines in the 1930s and 1940s. Interest in them was revived when Solomon Golomb wrote about them in the 1950s. They were popularized by Martin Gardener in his column MATHEMATICAL GAMES that appeared in the Scientific American as well as in his books on recreational mathematics. While they are a valuable educational resource in their avatar as puzzles, they can also be used effectively to build spatial intuition.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Pentomino, puzzle, spatial, congruent, transformation, translation, rotation, reflection
Divisions: Azim Premji University > University Publications > At Right Angles
Depositing User: Mr. Sachin Tirlapur
Date Deposited: 29 Oct 2018 13:57
Last Modified: 29 Oct 2018 13:57
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URI: http://publications.azimpremjifoundation.org/id/eprint/1664
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