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A visual puzzle by James Tanton forms the basis for a session that has been successfully implemented with various audiences. Designed to be presented with no directions or description, the puzzle requires participants to discover the goals themselves and to generate their own questions for investigation. Solutions, significant facilitation suggestions, and possibilities for deep mathematical extensions are discussed; extensive illustrations are included.
Description of Program
East Texas Math Teachers' Circle
Stephen F. Austin State University
Long, Jane H. and Richardson, Clint
"A Math Without Words Puzzle,"
Journal of Math Circles: Vol. 2:
1, Article 5.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.cwu.edu/mathcirclesjournal/vol2/iss1/5