2017 Festival: Dr. Scott Kim

Dr. Scott Kim

Scott KimThe Mathematical Sciences Research Institute welcomes Dr. Scott Kim to the 2017 National Math Festival!

Puzzles are to math what stories are to language, says noted puzzle designer, author, and mathematical artist Dr. Scott Kim. His first book, Inversions, introduced the world to ambigrams—words written symmetrically so they read upside down. His mathematical art appears in many math textbooks. His puzzles have appeared in numerous magazines, including Scientific American and Discover, and computer games such as Tetris and Bejeweled. He now designs educational games for abcmouse.com.

Sudoku and Beyond: Create Your Own Mathematical Puzzles

Solving puzzles is a great way to enjoy mathematics. But you don’t have to stop there. Inventing puzzles takes you deeper into the creative side of math, like writing a story deepens your appreciation of literature. In this hands-on workshop for kids and adults of all ages, master puzzle designer Dr. Scott Kim shows you how to create your own Sudoku puzzle, how to bend the rules to invent new types of puzzles, and how to make your own mathematics by asking new questions.

Puzzle Making! Celebration of Mind

Dr. Scott Kim shows you how to create your own sudoku, geometric, and logic puzzles. No mathematical experience required, but an interest in puzzles is a plus!