**MSRI Mathematical Circles Library**

Volume: 28;
2022;
208 pp;
Softcover

MSC: Primary 97;

**Print ISBN: 978-1-4704-5338-1
Product Code: MCL/28**

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**Electronic ISBN: 978-1-4704-6955-9
Product Code: MCL/28.E**

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# A Festival of Mathematics: A Sourcebook

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*Alice Peters; Mark Saul*

A co-publication of the AMS and the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute

This book, inspired by the Julia Robinson
Mathematics Festival, aims to engage students in mathematical
discovery through fun and approachable problems that reveal deeper
mathematical ideas.

Each chapter starts with a gentle on-ramp, such as a game
or puzzle requiring no more than simple arithmetic or intuitive
concepts of symmetry. Follow-up problems and activities require
intuitive logic and reveal more sophisticated notions of strategy and
algorithms. Projects are designed so that progress is more important
than any end goal, ensuring that students will learn something
significant no matter how far they get. The process of understanding
the questions and how they build on one another becomes an
exhilarating ride, revealing serious mathematics before the reader is
aware of the transition.

This book can be used in classrooms, math clubs, after school
activities, homeschooling, and parent/student gatherings and is
appropriate for students of age 8 to 18, as well as for teachers
wanting to hone their skills.

In the interest of fostering a greater awareness and appreciation of
mathematics and its connections to other disciplines and everyday life, MSRI
and the AMS are publishing books in the Mathematical Circles Library series as
a service to young people, their parents and teachers, and the mathematics
profession.

Titles in this series are co-published with the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI).

#### Readership

This book is for facilitators interested in running Math Circles or Julia Robinson Math Festivals.

#### Table of Contents

# Table of Contents

## A Festival of Mathematics: A Sourcebook

- Cover Cover11
- Foreword xi12
- Preface xv16
- Acknowledgements xix20
- Part 1. Activity Guides 122
- Chapter 1. Color Triangle Challenge 324
- Chapter 2. Magic Squares and Algebra 2344
- Chapter 3. Nim 5374
- Chapter 4. Palindrome Grab! 6788
- Chapter 5. To Twos, Too! Two Twos? More? 7798
- Chapter 6. Prisoner Puzzle 93114
- Chapter 7. Broken Calculators 103124
- Chapter 8. Dominoes and Checkerboards 113134
- Chapter 9. Fair Division 131152
- Chapter 10. Jumping Julia 153174

- Part 2. Activity Handouts 167188
- Chapter 1. Color Triangle Challenge 324
- Chapter 2. Magic Squares and Algebra 2344
- Chapter 3. Nim 5374
- Chapter 4. Palindrome Grab! 6788
- Chapter 5. To Twos, Too! Two Twos? More? 7798
- Chapter 6. Prisoner Puzzle 93114
- Chapter 7. Broken Calculators 103124
- Chapter 8. Dominoes and Checkerboards 113134
- Chapter 9. Fair Division 131152
- Chapter 10. Jumping Julia 153174

- Back Cover Back Cover1232