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## Puzzling Your Way through Mathematics

The solving of puzzles helps to develop the synapses of the human brain and improves its cognitive functions. Whether they are number-oriented, such as Sudoku and Kakuro, or language-based, such as crossword puzzles and cryptograms, puzzles provide only scattered pieces of the entire solution but force the player to supply the rest of the picture (to fill-in-the-blanks so-to-speak) within a set structure of rules.

10 Surprising Benefits of Doing Puzzles (published on April 13, 2020 by Cronicas Puzzleras)

I’m a Puzzle: Steps to solve a jigsaw puzzle

**Mathematics problems are a kind of cognitive jigsaw puzzle.** The **givens in a problem **are the scattered pieces of information which are sufficient to determine the **finds in the problem**, namely, the remaining pieces of the puzzle. The pathways between the givens and the finds are the mathematical pieces, their definitions, the context, and the theoretical links which provide the lattice-like relationships connecting them in order to provide the entire picture and the final big-picture solution.

20 Best Math Puzzles to Engage and Challenge Your Students (published on February 6, 2019 by Prodigy)

Math puzzle solving is good for everyone – not just students.

Quote: A research study from the *Eurasia Journal of Mathematics, Science and Technology Education *found that puzzles “serve as a powerful tool for the development of mathematical skills: ability to think logically, ability to abstract thinking, combinatorial abilities, aptitude for spatial representation and manipulation with spatial images, critical thinking abilities, mathematical memory as a specific ability of mathematical activity” (page 9).

## Theoretical Mathematics: From Continuum to Chaos

- Wolfram MathWorld

A Rainbow of Mathematical Thought

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