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Loop Puzzle 7

I have some puzzles left over from the Government Shutdown. Plus, I’m working on some more for starter activities for my wife’s engineering class, so enjoy! Solution is here

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Shutdown Puzzle 15

And another loopy puzzle for you…

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Shutdown Puzzle 14

Shutdown day 15. Spoiler: Click here for the solution.

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Shutdown Puzzle 13

The shutdown drags on. Try a puzzle! Spoiler: Click here for the solution.

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Shutdown Puzzle 12

Day 13 of the Federal Shutdown. See Shutdown Puzzle 11 for an example. Spoiler: Click here for the solution

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Shutdown Puzzle 11

A new flavor of puzzles. Look at the example, then see if you can do the first puzzle. claimtoken-525966d798694

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Abbot and Costello Meet Low-Dimensional Topology

My graduate training was (at least partially) in mathematical knot theory.  I guess because of that I’ve had knot puns running around my head for some time.  These finally crystallized into the following routine, which I wrote last night.  Besides, … Continue reading

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Knot Tying Schema

I’ve noticed that whenever my two-year-old wants to tie a knot, she takes the two strands that she’s interested in and repeatedly twists them around each other.  Of course this doesn’t produce any kind of knot at all (or I … Continue reading

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