Episode 2: Playful games and puzzles with Andrew Lorimer-Derham

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Maths educator and inventor Andrew Lorimer-Derham joins Alex and Marissa to chat about games, puzzles and the power of intentional fun as a guiding principle for game and puzzle design. Andrew tells stories about growing up as a maths enthusiast, talks about some of his game and puzzle ideas, and shares plenty of food for thought for educators about teaching and learning. 

Here's a big, intentionally fun bag of links, games and puzzles that were mentioned in this episode: 

1. Mirrogram - the Stop and Reflect Clothing line - link   

2. Andrew's MathemaTic-Tac-Toe game - link 

3. Mathematical Snakes and Ladders game - link

4. Guess the... game video - link and Guess the... game printable - link

5. Sudo-Clue puzzles - link 

6. Rekt-angles game - link

Marissa's Many Possibilities game was also mentioned in this episode - link

Oh, and here's our Dessert menu that Andrew selected from - link

NB - While Maths 300 is mentioned in this episode as a valuable teacher resource, it feels important to clarify that this podcast is not sponsored by Maths 300. 


Thank you for listening to this podcast episode which is part of a seven part series airing in the lead up to the International Day of Mathematics which, in 2024, is celebrating the theme 'Playing with maths'.

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