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Name: marsh
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Date: Around 1995


Question:
Would any math teachers know where I could get a good collection of tooth- pick puzzles? These are the kind where toothpicks are rearranged to make new geometric shapes.


Replies:
I looked through several "mathematical recreation" books, and often found one to a few such puzzles. However, I also found two books with several match stick puzzles. They are: "The Moscow Puzzles - 359 Mathematical Recreations" by Boris Kordemskii, published by Charles Scribner's Sons (1972); and "Creative Puzzles of the World" by Pieter van Delft and Jack Botermans, published by H. N. Abrams Inc. Publishing. (1978) (The latter book has some 52 match stick puzzles, as well as a large number of puzzles of other sorts.)

rcwinther



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