Math Teachers Discover KenKen Is a Fun and Educational Tool

Who says education can’t be a lot of fun? There’s a growing movement in classrooms to play the KenKen arithmetic logic puzzles invented by a Japanese math teacher named Tetsuya Miyamoto. The game, which is similar to Sudoku in requiring the single appearance of digits in rows and columns, but utilizes math operations to populate groupings (or cages, as they’re called). For a quick tutorial, check out NPR and New York Times puzzle wizard, Will Shortz, describe gameplay.


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