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Welcome to Math Tricks

August 20th, 2014 by Steven Pomeroy | No Comments | Filed in Math Tricks

Welcome to Math Tricks!

 

If you are like me, you have an appreciation of mathematics, and enjoy seeing how a mathematical formula can be applied to real-world situations.  And, of course, love math tricks and fun math games!

Who is Math Tricks for?

happy math tricks studentThis site is for anybody, really.  Young or old, rich or poor, it does not matter.

Even those who are not so enthusiastic about math, they are invited too!  In fact, I challenge anybody who does not like math to look over these number tricks posts and not go away with a new-found appreciation of mathematics!

For those parents and teachers out there with kids who find arithmetic boring, you are encouraged to look over the material in math tricks; you will be sure to find something that your kids will enjoy – and get them interested in math!

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Death By Numbers #2

February 26th, 2015 by Steven Pomeroy | No Comments | Filed in Math Puzzles



Here is a new Death By Numbers puzzle – puzzle #2.  It is easier than the first, and the matrix size was reduced to 4×4.  You can click on the image to get a larger view, and then download it or print it:

 

puzzle-2

 

 

The solution is given below.  Please leave your comments!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Solution:

35  41  47  53  59  65

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Death By Numbers

February 16th, 2015 by Steven Pomeroy | 4 Comments | Filed in Math Puzzles



 

24 February 2015 Update:  Help us make this a computer game!  Please visit our Kickstarter Project Page here for more information . . . 

 

Today we are introducing our new game – Death By Numbers.  It is a derivative of an old favorite of mine – Hangman.  Here is a png image of our first puzzle:

 

 Click on the image to get the printable, full-size puzzle

Game play is pretty straight forward.  Player chooses a number from the set of 16.  If the number is part of the sequence, it will be written in the appropriate box.  If the number is not part of the sequence, it will be X’ed out, and a hang man body part will be added to the gallows.  Player wins if the sequence is solved before the full hang man is drawn.  Player loses if the full hang man is drawn before the sequence is solved.

I hope the responses to this game are favorable.  If so, I’ll continue to generate more of them.  So, please let me know what you think – THANKS!!

Oh yea – the solution to this puzzle is:

 

23, 41, 77, 149, 293, 581

 

Blank Template

If you wish to write in your own puzzles, you can use the blank template below.  Just click the image to get a full-size, printable image:

 

Please visit our Kickstarter Project Page here and help us make this into a computer game!

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