This webinar is hosted in English
OkiDoku Puzzles to enrich learning mathematics by Dr. Dani Novak
OkiDoku Puzzles are similar to KenKen puzzles. The difference is that they allow a richer environment where the students can lead intuitively to higher levels of mathematical thinking and not be limited to logic reasoning that KenKen puzzles are reinforcing. My colleague David Rosenthal developed a DART application that generates these puzzle and I will also mention Dart and its application to Math Education in my talk and give a glimpse of how it can connect to Mathematical Art.
For the past 30 years, I have taught mathematical art and other interdisciplinary courses in the Math Department. My colleague David Rosenthal and I co-designed a computer language called APGS, which can be used to create Mathematical Art with Computers. For many years I have been organizing summer camps and math days to expose children and meaningful mathematical learning that connect Math Music and Art together. OkiDoku puzzles which is the topic of this presentation is just one piece of a bigger picture: How to inspire young mind to see and own "the beauty of Math"