My first projects as a curriculum developer came out of my interest in recreational math, especially geometric puzzles. This turned out to have a big impact, directly or indirectly, on almost all subsequent writing. Here are some links to the puzzles I created.
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Geometric Puzzles in the Classroom is my main article on this topic.
- Web pages and PDFs
- Pentomino Labs
- Three-Pentomino Puzzles
- Tiling Rectangles with Pentominoes
- Simultaneous Pentomino Rectangles
- One-inch graph paper (useful for pentomino puzzles)
- Supertangram Labs
- Tearing tangrams
- Map Coloring
- Geometric puzzle books
- Polyomino Lessons
- Supertangram books
- Geometry Labs is not exactly a puzzle book, but it includes many puzzles.
Supertangrams ($4/set, plus shipping and handling — e-mail me)
Pentomino Activities, Lessons and Puzzles a classic from the 1980's, (going out of print, but possibly still available from mheducation.com, item # 0884883744)
Working with Pentominoes (from didax.com) — book and ebook which can be projected and includes onscreen manipulable pentominoes.
Geometry Labs Drawing Template (from enasco.com) Useful for rep-tile explorations (and more).
Zome Geometry (from Zometool), which I co-authored with George Hart, is not exactly a puzzle book, but it includes many puzzles.