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Kites and Darts – Magnet Pack

Kites and Darts - Magnet Pack

Kites and Darts – Magnet Pack New Version in 2015! Tessellations are geometric patterns that combine art and math to stimulate creativity. This foam tessellation puzzle has 105 magnetic pieces that cabn be used to build all kinds of patterns. These shapes, also known as Penrose tiles after their inventor, are famous among math heads everwhere!The pieces have two types of printed lines which indicate matching rules that force the patterns to be non-repeating.  Among the many intriguing properties of these tiles is the way in which the Golden Ratio crops up over and over again. A fascinating puzzle for young minds of all ages or simply for the young at heart. Manufactured by Puzzellations. Other designs available. Made from non-toxic EVA foam printed with non-toxic ink. Colors vary. Ages 8 and up.  

Trying to see how the pieces fit and re-assessing where they can go if they do not fit is a good exercise to check and re-evaluate the choices. Each piece can only come in one place, so there is no compromise and negotiation that takes place in so many other aspects of modern life. This forces the player to continually re-evaluate his decisions and learns to be patient with the process because it is an integral part of the game.

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