1/19/2006

Sudoku Is Wildly Popular -- But Can You Teach Anything With It?

I have almost no idea what Sudoku is -- except that it involves patterns but no math and it's become ridiculously popular of late in the US (The World’s Most Infectious Puzzle The Week). It seems like just the thing a classroom teacher might use to teach something--I just don't know what. Then again, I'm still a fan of rainforest units and growing sprouts on wet Kleenex and other debunked things.

3 Comments:

Anonymous KristinW said...

A good starting point to learn about sudoku is this site:

Sudoku Links

- Kristin

3:02 AM  
Blogger Mike Antonucci said...

Sudoku isn't math at all, but it does have applications in logic -- very similar to the old "Logic Problems" magazines that Dell Publications has been producing for years, only Sudoku uses numbers instead of stuff like

"The American lives in the first house on the left.

"The table tennis player lives in the house next to the man with the fox.

"The football player lives next to the house where the horse is kept."

then you figure out where everyone lives.

6:57 PM  
Anonymous jayson said...

Then stick with biology and the real logic to people who actually use their brains. Because evolution does not use logic, so maybe that's why you're confused.

6:24 AM  

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