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Hagley and Trench's Beautiful Mathematical Puzzles for Pleasure

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Hagley and Trench's Beautiful Mathematical Puzzles for Pleasure is a collection of beautiful maths puzzles devised by maths teacher Alison Hagley and artist Cally Trench, designed to appeal to adults (and children) as a rewarding and relaxing pleasure. There are no written instructions; the pictures are the puzzles. We hope that you will enjoy working out what the puzzle requires from the pictures, and take pleasure in finding the solution. The puzzles are not graded in difficulty so as to avoid preconceptions about the ease with which the puzzle should be solved.
Alison Hagley is a mathematics teacher at a comprehensive school in Bushey and has been teaching for fourteen years. She has a BSc (Hons) in Mathematical Sciences from the Open University. She is fascinated by solving mathematical puzzles and games. As a teacher, she has observed that students enjoy visual puzzles and the lack of instructions, and take pride in the journey to find a solution.
Contact us by email at hello at callytrench dot co dot uk if you have enjoyed these puzzles and would like us to upload more.
Click on each image for a free downloadable pdf version of the puzzle. The solutions to all 16 puzzles are available as a free downloadable pdf: link at the bottom.
Hagley and Trench's Beautiful Mathematical Puzzles for Pleasure: Balloons Puzzle Hagley and Trench's Beautiful Mathematical Puzzles for Pleasure: Clocks Puzzle
Hagley and Trench's Beautiful Mathematical Puzzles for Pleasure: Dice Birds Puzzle Hagley and Trench's Beautiful Mathematical Puzzles for Pleasure: Fish Sums Puzzle
Hagley and Trench's Beautiful Mathematical Puzzles for Pleasure: Hats Puzzle Hagley and Trench's Beautiful Mathematical Puzzles for Pleasure: Helter-Skelter Puzzle
Hagley and Trench's Beautiful Mathematical Puzzles for Pleasure: Jill-in-a-Box Puzzle Hagley and Trench's Beautiful Mathematical Puzzles for Pleasure: Fish Shadow Puzzle
Hagley and Trench's Beautiful Mathematical Puzzles for Pleasure: Number Puzzle Hagley and Trench's Beautiful Mathematical Puzzles for Pleasure: Odd-One-Out Puzzle
Hagley and Trench's Beautiful Mathematical Puzzles for Pleasure: Playing Cards Puzzle Hagley and Trench's Beautiful Mathematical Puzzles for Pleasure: See-Saw Puzzle
Hagley and Trench's Beautiful Mathematical Puzzles for Pleasure: Vases Puzzle Hagley and Trench's Beautiful Mathematical Puzzles for Pleasure: Skull Reflections Puzzle
Hagley and Trench's Beautiful Mathematical Puzzles for Pleasure: Dice Flowers Puzzle Hagley and Trench's Beautiful Mathematical Puzzles for Pleasure: Towers Puzzle
View or download Solutions to Hagley and Trench's Beautiful Mathematical Puzzles for Pleasure as a pdf file.

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