Maths Puzzles – Online Course
Explore and solve encrypted maths puzzles, in which numbers are replaced by letters or symbols, with this free online maths puzzles course.
Who is the course for?
The course is designed for anyone who enjoys popular science, recreational maths and solving maths puzzles and crosswords. It will be especially useful for parents or teachers looking to inspire a love of math and do fun math activities with young people.
What topics will you cover?
Encoding maths puzzles, secret codes and symbologies
Solving and creating cryptarithms – puzzles where numbers in a mathematical expressions are encoded
Genres of cryptarithm including, ancient Hindu problems and alphametics
Special and unique cryptarithms, including prime numbers, logarithms, square roots and powers
Symbologies from ancient times to modern bar codes
The language of computers including, binary, ternary and gray codes
Decrypting ancient Egyptian number systems, Roman and Greek numerals
Barcode puzzles and how to solve them
Different types of operator puzzles including unary, binary and ternary
Modern operators including, logic operators, text operators and operators in Excel
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to…
Solve different kinds of cryptarithms and decipher symbologies
Synthesise the knowledge gained from all the different steps into a coherent view of the art of information concealment
Demonstrate puzzle solving skills
Improve problem solving skills and out-of-the-box thinking
Collaborate with other learners to solve problems
Apply problem solving strategies in new situations