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Hankies, Snarks, and Triangles

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Author:Ivars Peterson (MathLand)
Description: Both Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There contain many examples of Dodgson's passion for mathematical games, puzzles, logic paradoxes, riddles, and all sorts of word play. Indeed, his fascination with card games and chess provided the background for his two Alice books. Under the name of Lewis Carroll, Dodgson also published a variety of articles and leaflets devoted to puzzles, games, magic tricks, riddles, puns, anagrams, and ingeniously constructed verse. In the newly published book The Universe in a Handkerchief, Martin Gardner offers a varied selection of these little treasures, gleaned from Carroll's publications, diaries, and letters.

Levels: High School (9-12), College
Languages: English
Resource Types: Games, Problems/Puzzles, Articles
Math Topics: Number Sense/About Numbers, Euclidean Plane Geometry, History and Biography

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