Journal • Journal d'Archimède
by Gianni A. Sarcone & Marie-Jo Waeber
your complete brain nutrient...
are among the most popular forms of recreational
maths and games. Just a little bit of good sense
and an inquisitive mind are all you need to solve
them... They capture people's attention as curiosity
is a natural human propensity and indeed they
are intriguing, challenging and fun as well!
Puzzles enhance visuo-spatial skills and critical
thinking. As educational manipulatives, puzzles develop
the capacity to redefine a problem and the will to
persevere. Puzzles are not closed problem, they can
always be improved and generate a myriad of variants
and what's more they don't require batteries, they
are just powered by our brain cells!
pages, all in color! In English and in French.
and creative activities for puzzle enthusiasts,
hobbyists, teachers, trainers and facilitators:
puzzles - paradoxes - optical illusions - tessellations
- geometric dissections - tangrams - mazes
- curiosities... ARCHIMEDES was
an interactive review devoted to entertaining & involving
its readers with puzzles, recreational mathematics
and visual creativity. It was published for an audience
without a specific math background. Each issue covered
a broad range of mental and hands-on activities
for the reader to enjoy, including a profile of prominent
trailblazers in the field of visual creativity. Archimedes
Journal is now available in PDF format, a great
gift for collectors and puzzle lovers!
discovering new applications! ARCHIMEDES contains
high-quality images for resource use, it offers original,
large illustrations or patterns that the reader may
reproduce or photocopy for classroom projects/activities,
workshops, training courses or just for fun... The
accompanying text is short, precise and clear. ARCHIMEDES combines
the fascination of logic with the beauty of artistic
design. In short, ARCHIMEDES is
both an idea and a picture
and columns ARCHIMEDES covers: Popular maths, topological
and mechanical puzzles, geometric
dissections and tessellations, geometric
and mind bogglers, optical
and mazes, ambigrams, mental
'magic' tricks, curiosities...
Each issue features:
• 7 complete mechanical puzzles to make,
(see 1 example below)
• interactive optical illusions,
to discover and to experiment with,
• a lot of incredible Puzzles to solve...
• and a Logic
contest with prizes to win...
have always been fascinated by NUMBERS...
Numbers are actually basic elements of mathematics used
for counting, measuring, ranking, comparing quantities,
and solving equations. Numbers have unique properties:
for some ones of us they are merely concise symbols manipulated
according to arbitrary rules, for others numbers carry
occult powers and mystic virtues.