## Think Puzzles and Think Cool Math

Here are some essays illustrating astounding tidbits of mathematical delight. And here are some purely visual puzzles to surprise.

The true joy in mathematics, the true hook that compels mathematicians to devote their careers to the subject, comes from a sense of boundless wonder induced by the subject. There is transcendental beauty, there are deep and intriguing connections, there are surprises and rewards, and there is play and creativity. Mathematics has very little to do with crunching numbers. Mathematics is a landscape of ideas and wonders.

**Here are some jewels for you to behold ...**

- How to Fold Things into Thirds, Sevenths, and Thirty-Sevenths!
- Exploding Dots
- Pile Splitting: Freaky Fractions, Crazy 1s, Matrices, and More!
- Joyful Math Jamboree: March 30 — EXPLODING DOTS
- A Gender Balance Puzzler
- A Pythagorean Number Puzzler
- The Citardauq Formula
- Egg-Dropping Puzzle
- Grape Codes and Napier’s Checkerboard
- Teachers are the Best Advocates: A Video Idea