Maths Jam Conference 2015

Peter Rowlett

Abstract


MathsJam is an annual recreational maths conference in the U.K. which offers short talks covering interesting puzzles, games and problems. It is not an educational meeting, but there is potentially great value in attending this conference which is full of useful ideas.

Keywords


mathematics education; recreational mathematics

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