## Recreational mathematics |

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**Recreational mathematics** is ^{[1]}

The

*Recreational mathematics is not easily defined because it is more than mathematics done as a diversion or playing games that involve mathematics. Recreational mathematics is inspired by deep ideas that are hidden in puzzles, games, and other forms of play. The aim of the SIGMAA on Recreational Mathematics (SIGMAA-Rec) is to bring together enthusiasts and researchers in the myriad of topics that fall under recreational math. We will share results and ideas from our work, show that real, deep mathematics is there awaiting those who look, and welcome those who wish to become involved in this branch of mathematics*.^{[2]}

Mathematical competitions (such as those sponsored by

Some of the more well-known topics in recreational mathematics are

As they often include or require game-like features or thinking, mathematical puzzles are sometimes also called mathematical games.

Other curiosities and pastimes of non-trivial mathematical interest include:

- patterns in
juggling - the sometimes profound algorithmic and geometrical characteristics of
origami - patterns and process in creating
string figures such asCat's cradles , etc. fractal-generating software

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