What Makes a Maths Puzzle go Viral?


Principal investigator


Rubik's Cube, Sudoku, the 2015 Singapore Birthday Problem... Many mathematics puzzles have seized widespread attention throughout history, yet many more have fallen into obscurity. This project investigates the common attributes of widely-shared mathematics puzzles, and how this knowledge can be leveraged in service of mathematics education and public engagement.

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