# Great Math Puzzles

## Peg Solitaire

You begin with a configuration where there's a hole in the center, while all other are filled with marbles (or called pegs). You can remove a peg by jumping one over it. The goal is to leave just 1 peg on the board.

## Klotski

The goal is to slide the red block into the exit position.

## 15 Puzzle

goal is to order the numbers by sliding the blocks.

## Pentominos Puzzle Solver

Some excellent intro to polyominoes:

- Time Travel and other Mathematical Bewilderments Buy at amazon, Chapter 14. (1988) By Martin Gardner.
- Polyominoes : Puzzles, Patterns, Problems and Packings Buy at amazon by Solomon W Golomb. (2nd ed., 1996)

## MineSweeper3D

http://www.software3d.com/Mines3D/ (2003-09,2006-09-01) Windows

★ MineSweeper3D by Robert Webb. It is similar to the puzzle Minesweeper that comes with Windows, but MineSweeper3D lets you play it on 3D solids. Very well done.

## Books

A arresting introduction to tangrams can be found in Time Travel and other Mathematical Bewilderments , by Martin Gardner. Buy at amazon It includes a short bibliography.

If you like mathematical puzzles, you may find this book interesting [Puzzles Old and New: How to make and solve them By Jerry Slocum and Jack Boterman. Buy at amazon] The book includes photographs of many many puzzles. It gives you a panorama of all types of physical puzzles.