The Maths Appeal Puzzle Solving Youtube video series with me and the brilliant Bobby Seagull aims to improve the mathematical resilience in children and adults by showing that trying maths puzzles can be fun.
In our videos (now only every Thursday) we will be setting and solving a variety of maths puzzles. Our 10-15 minute videos are designed to support students, parents and teachers to think about and practice strategies for puzzle solving in a light-hearted and enjoyable way.
We want to showcase a variety of solutions to our puzzles so please have a go and share your solutions with us and we will share them on our next videos. We are @MathsAppeal on Twitter or Instagram or you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org – you could get a shout out!
We hope these videos bring some maths enjoyment to your homes during these uncertain times. Stay safe & remember ‘a puzzle shared is a puzzle enjoyed!’
For more information about the rationale and maths content of our videos have a look at my previous blog post here.
This video #6 (released on Thursday 16th April 2020) includes:
Puzzle with solutions: ‘Book Discount Percentages’ Puzzle
Puzzle for next video: ‘Distance Time’ Puzzle
Puzzle with Solution = ‘Book Discount Percentages’ Puzzle
Here are our solutions and some of the solutions sent in by our viewers. Did you solve the puzzle in a different way?
NEW puzzle for next video = ‘Distance Time’ Puzzle
Our video with the solutions to this puzzle will be on YouTube on 23rd April 2020
A puzzle shared is a puzzle enjoyed!