Scott Kim, Puzzle Master
Puzzles and visual thinking games for math education
Recent events: Inventing Puzzles for Math Fairs • Sudoku 5x5 • Stanford Math Circle • Museum of Math • NCTM 2011 • Cool Math Education on Pinterest • Why Math Education Needs Puzzles • Washington School Discovery Day Block by Block Jr • Viewpoint: toward a computer for visual thinkers (dissertation)
Hedgehogs find their calling in the overlap of three circles: What your are passionate about, what you can be the best in the world at, and what drives your economic engine. In other words, you gotta love it, rock at it, and make money at it.
Math education is a leaky boat that is engulfed in flames and sailing in the wrong direction. There is so much wrong that it is hard to know where to start. And fixing just one problem won't save the ship...
Ambigrams are words that read in more than one way — like WOW, which is MOM upside down. Only a few words are natural ambigrams, but if you stretch the letter shapes, almost any word can become an ambigram.