These games are not about arithmetic or numbers. They are about problem solving, search and discovery of patterns, which are all at the very heart of mathematics.

Contrary to popular belief, mathematics is not just a bunch of dusty old formulas all discovered before the invention of the calculator; it is a lively and exciting venture permanently in progress.

Even today many researchers from mathematics, computer science and industries are hard at work searching for efficient solutions of these same graph coloring problems in one form or another.

The interpretation of these graph concepts in terms of colorings makes these difficult problems accessible to students from a very young age, exposing them to real problems of contemporary mathematics research.

## COLORFUL MATHEMATICS

## BACKGROUND

## THE GAMES

## TEACHER'S CORNER

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