Please join the The Mathematical Association of America and ThinkFun for an evening of brief talks and hands-on fun with logic puzzles to help celebrate Martin Gardnerâ??s work and continue his pursuit of a playful approach to mathematics.
The event will be held in the MAA Carriage House on October 21, 2011, at 7 p.m.
This event is full.
Speakers for the 2011 G4G include:
Martin Gardner was fascinated by puzzles and wrote the book â??Logic Machines and Diagrams,â? which details methods of solving logic problems by diagrams and by special-purpose machines. The speakers will offer an introduction to Gardnerâ??s work on logic, describe some of the logic involved in various puzzles, and use ThinkFunâ??s new puzzle â??Chocolate Fixâ? as an example of a logic puzzle that lends itself to classroom mathematical explorations and leads to interesting questions in computer science. After these brief talks, attendees will get a chance to try a selection of puzzles.
"Martin Gardner's Celebration of Mind" is part of a global celebration of Martin Gardner that takes place on October 21 (Gardner's birthday). Learn more about The Global Gathering Celebration here.
Did you miss the 2010 MAA/ThinkFun "Gathering for Gardner"? Here's a full recap, including video!