Decoding with mathematics.

A friend passes you a note with the following strange image.

Example Puzzle

She’s recently been interested in topology, the study of structures which can be morphed from one to another without cutting or tearing, such as the donut and coffee cup shown above. Can you decode the number pairs by finding five groups of topologically-equivalent letters? Try writing each group in alphabetical order on the corresponding rows of the grid…

Like in the example above, MaPP puzzles are fun challenges which get students learning and using advanced mathematics and problem-solving skills.

More Puzzles

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