Mathematical Puzzles – The math in the puzzles

Paper details:

The is a strand of my final paper. First was the history of mathematical puzzles. Now I need to focus on the math in puzzles, not how puzzles use math. That’s how my teacher put it.

I need to have it have the following:

– Looking at the Rhind papyrus

– Dodgson (Carroll)s Tangrams

– Fibonacci’s sequence

– Cardan’s Rings

– Sam loyd and his 15 puzzle

– logic puzzle – PASCALS Triangle

My teacher wrote:

I am a little concerned that this will become a list of where math occurs in logic rather than how the mathematics works in certain logic puzzles. See the difference? (its slight I know – but the focus of this strand is math).

This needs to be in APA format. I have also included the rubric

Strand Paper Rubric

Requirements of submission: Written components of projects must follow these formatting guidelines when applicable: double spacing, 12-point Times New Roman font, one-inch margins, and APA citations. Strand papers should be between 2–3 pages; excluding reference page; proper APA formatting is expected.

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Critical Elements Exemplary Proficient Needs Improvement Not Evident Value

Communication

Demonstrates comprehensive communication of mathematical issues and ideas using accurate mathematical language and proper terminology

(27-30) Demonstrates moderate communication of mathematical issues and ideas using accurate mathematical language and proper terminology

(24-26) Demonstrates minimal communication of mathematical issues and ideas using accurate mathematical language and proper terminology

(21-23) Does not demonstrate communication of mathematical issues and ideas using accurate mathematical language and proper terminology

(0-20) 30

Knowledge of Fundamental Areas Demonstrates knowledge of multiple mathematical issues through extensive collection and in-depth analysis of evidence to make informed conclusions

(27-30) Demonstrates knowledge of some mathematical issues through collection and in-depth analysis of evidence to make informed conclusions

(24-26) Demonstrates minimal knowledge of mathematical issues through collection and analysis of evidence to make informed conclusions

(21-23) Does not demonstrate knowledge of mathematical issues through collection and analysis of evidence and does not make informed conclusions

(0-20) 30

Integration and Application All of the mathematical concepts are correctly applied and integrated with supporting evidence in a real-world context

(27-30) Most of the mathematical concepts are correctly applied and integrated with supporting evidence in a real-world context

(24-26) Some of the mathematical concepts are correctly applied and integrated with supporting evidence in a real-world context

(21-23) Does not correctly apply or integrate mathematical concepts

(0-20) 30

Writing

(Mechanics/Citations) Student meets all requirements for submission. No errors related to organization, grammar and style, and citations

(9-10) Student meets most requirements for submission.

Minor errors related to organization, grammar and style, and citations

(8) Student meets some requirements for submission. Some errors related to organization, grammar and style, and citations

(7) Student does not meet requirements for submission. Major errors related to organization, grammar and style, and citations

(0-6) 10

Earned Total

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