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Can you solve the Mondrian squares riddle? - Gord Hamilton

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Dutch artist Piet Mondrian’s abstract, rectangular paintings inspired mathematicians to create a two-fold challenge. Can you solve the puzzle and get to the lowest score possible? Gordon Hamilton shows how.

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  • Educator Gord Hamilton
  • Director Anton Trofimov
  • Script Editor Alex Rosenthal
  • Associate Producer Bethany Cutmore-Scott, Elizabeth Cox
  • Content Producer Gerta Xhelo
  • Editorial Producer Alex Rosenthal
  • Narrator Addison Anderson
Additional Resources for you to Explore
To learn more about the Mondrian Riddle, check out this video by the educator.

Want to find out other possible solutions to solving the riddle? Click here.

To practice solving more riddles, explore the math site MathPickle.

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Meet The Creators

  • Educator Gord Hamilton
  • Director Anton Trofimov
  • Script Editor Alex Rosenthal
  • Associate Producer Bethany Cutmore-Scott, Elizabeth Cox
  • Content Producer Gerta Xhelo
  • Editorial Producer Alex Rosenthal
  • Narrator Addison Anderson