G4G, Gathering for Gardner, Puzzles in the Classroom (12w2187)

Arriving in Banff, Alberta Friday, October 26 and departing Sunday October 28, 2012


Sean Graves (University of Alberta)

Janice Hoffman (Edmonton Public Schools)

Tiina Hohn (MacEwan University)


The "G4G, Gathering for Gardner, puzzles in the classroom" workshop will be hosted at The Banff International Research Station.

The late Martin Gardner was an author of journals and books on problem solving with puzzles and questions that have intriqued the readers for many decades. One of his goals was to bring young people together to solve problems. Many of these problems and their solutions are presented in this workshop for teachers to use in their classrooms and math clubs and math fairs. At the same time we pay tribute to the memory of this famous problem designer by calling the weekend G4G, Gathering for Gardner.

The Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery (BIRS) is a collaborative Canada-US-Mexico venture that provides an environment for creative interaction as well as the exchange of ideas, knowledge, and methods within the Mathematical Sciences, with related disciplines and with industry. The research station is located at The Banff Centre in Alberta and is supported by Canada's Natural Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), the US National Science Foundation (NSF), Alberta's Advanced Education and Technology, and Mexico's Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnologí255a (CONACYT).