Can you solve the prisoner boxes riddle? - Yossi Elran
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Puzzles like this belong to a branch of math called recreational math. They are appealing to many people, even those who do not have a mathematical education. They invite people to learn or discover for themselves mathematical concepts ‘through the back door’. Recreational math and its use as a stimulant for creative thinking is one of the areas of expertise at the Davidson Institute of Science Education, the educational arm of the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel. Its use in elementary and junior high school education is applied through the international math and science by mail online programs. They are currently expanding their activities to open courses in recreational math, the first of which, Math Puzzles, is currently available on the Future Learn platform.
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