Maths Puzzles: Cryptarithms, Symbologies and Secret Codes

Yossi Elran, Weizmann Institute of Science

Explore fascinating maths puzzles

Discover maths puzzles, explore their history and practise problem-solving techniques.

You’ll explore: + Cryptarithms - puzzles where the digits have been replaced by letters. + Symbologies - puzzles where numbers are represented by symbols. + Mathematical operator puzzles - puzzles where the numbers are given, but the mathematical operator is missing (for example, what does the asterisk stand for in *1320=6?)

Through the course you will develop problem-solving skills, gain knowledge about the history, art and methodology of encrypted puzzles, and exercise your brain with fun challenges.

The course is designed for anyone who enjoys popular science, recreational maths and solving maths puzzles and crosswords. It will be especially useful for parents or teachers looking to inspire a love of math and do fun math activities with young people.

Dates:
  • 17 June 2019
  • 12 November 2018
  • 23 April 2018
  • 11 December 2017
  • 4 September 2017
  • 24 July 2017
  • 29 May 2017
  • 20 March 2017
  • 30 January 2017
  • 28 November 2016
  • 29 August 2016
  • 9 May 2016
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  • Language: English Gb

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