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At the request of our community, we are now offering both volumes of the G4G11 Exchange Book for download in their entirety. The PDF files are large and may take a few moments to download; please be patient. Enjoy!

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Schedule

Bruce Oberg — G4G11 Schedule

 


Art

Alex Bellos — Homework
Carol Bier — Corona with Decagrams
Robert Bosch — Abstract
Robert Bosch — Still Life with Glider
Alda Carvalho — Symmetries in Lisbon, Portugal
Lew Goldklang — Self-referential Breakfast
Bill Gosper — A Tiling
Gary Greenfield — Sand Painting
George Hart — Abstract
George Hart — Tunnel Cube
Paul Hildebrandt — Drop City for Rule SM
Paul Hildebrandt — Zometool Gift
Wm Vandorn Hinnant — Abstract
Wm Vandorn Hinnant — Exploring the Secrets of the Universe (in Red & White)
Elan Lee — Abstract
Elan Lee — My Clothes Tell Secrets
Philip Sheppard — Abstract
Philip Sheppard — Brooklyn Symphony

 


Games


Simon Aronson — Oddly Enough
Rod Bogart — Tiebreaker Dice
Jason Colwell — A Strategy for Borders
Robert Fathauer — Abstract
Robert Fathauer — Unique Polyhedra Dice
Lyman Hurd — PBEM Server
Bill Liles — Blackjack Problem
Lisa Rougetet — Prehistory of Nim
Cary Staples — Abstract
Cary Staples — E1leven
Ron Taylor — Color Addition

 


Magic

Skona Brittain — MatheMagics Trick
Kristine Hjulstad — Magic
Lisa Menna — Mindreading Math
Robert W. Vallin — Gilbreath Numbers

 


Math


Adam Atkinson — Negative Prices
Adam Atkinson — Phone Calls
Nancy Blachman — The Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival
Steve Butler — Tiling Tetris Boards
Joseph DeVincentis — Crescents and Vortices
Gary Greenfield — 3x+1 Problem Continued
Stephen Hassett — Loss Aversion and Stock Price
Louis H. Kauffman — Granny & Square Knots
Doron Levy — Thanksgivukkah
Andy Liu — Three Pairs of Problems
Dana Mackenzie — Sun Bin’s Legacy
Katharine Merow — Abstract
Katharine Merow — Geometric Proliferation
Ryan Morrill — Abstract
Ryan Morrill — A Game of Stones
Marnie Muller — Abstract
Marnie Muller — Morning Math
David Richeson — Paper Horn
Lisa Rougetet — Talk Proposal G4G11
Carlos Santos — Recreational Mathematics Magazine
Eve Torrence — Abstract
Eve Torrence — Math Awareness Month Poster

 


Legacy

Jim Gardner and Vickie Kern — On The Autobiography of Martin Gardner
Michael Henle and Brian Hopkins — MG in 21st Century Preface
Colm Mulcahy — The Martin Gardner Centennial Initiative
Owen O’Shea — Dr. Matrix Talks to Owen O’Shea

 


Puzzles

Ellie Baker — Star Polygon Shortbread
George Bell — The Pennyhedron Revisited
Derek Bosch — 11-Pointed Star
Sándor Bozóki, Tsung­Lin Lee and Lajos Rónyai — Touching Sticks
Laurie Brokenshire — Pot Pourri
Tim Chartier — Absract
Tim Chartier — Gardner Maze
James Dalgety — Puzzles; Invented, Designed, and Discovered
Erik Demaine and Martin Demaine — Linkage Puzzle Font
Yossi Elran — Retrolife Puzzles
Jeremiah Farrell — John Horton Conway
Markus Gotz — Disentanglement Puzzles
Emrehan Halıcı — Play with 2014
Fred Henle — Constructing Acrostic Puzzles
Dick Hess — 11Booklet
Chris Hibbert — A Scanner, Darkly
Carl Hoff — The Planar Tetrarhons Tetrahedron
Wei-Hwa Huang — 123456789=100
Hirokazu Iwasawa — Square in the Bag
Jane Kostick — Quintetra Blocks
Rodolfo Kurchan — Repdigits
Anany Levitin — Solving Puzzles Backwards
Chris Maslanka — Elevenses
Doug McKenna — Scarf Puzzle
John Miller — Langford’s Problem, Remixed
Jerome Morin-Drouin — Abstract
Jerome Morin-Drouin — Manifold DIY
Simon Nightingale — Slidoku
Matt Parker — Abstract
Matt Parker — Domino Computer Building
Tyler Rodgers — Abstract
Tyler Rodgers — A Magic Square
Tomas Rokicki — Rubik’s Cube Positions
Jaap Scherphuis — Tilings and Geometric Problems
Alan Schoen — Three Puzzles
Michael Serra — Pirate Math Sampler
David Singmaster — Battersea Power Station
Ryuhei Uehara — Polygons Folding
Frans de Vreugd — Trick Boxes

 


Science

Kenneth Brecher — The Pseudosphere Uphill Roller