Puzzle Booklets and Maze Mats from the Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival
A Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival offers students advanced and thought-provoking mathematics in a social and cooperative atmosphere. Students choose among several tables offering problem sets, games, or puzzles with mathematical themes. They work as long as they wish, while a facilitator provides support and encouragement. Motivation comes from the social interaction, rather than from any prize, grade, medal, or ranking. Festivals are run locally and supported by a national network. Learn more at jrmf.org (opens new window).
You can explore some of the activities at JRMF events using the free booklets and resources on the JRMF website. These resources can engage many types of students, including those who don’t enjoy competition or working under time pressure. There are also files to print your own maze mats as seen at the 2019 National Math Festival: 10’x10′ mats which can be printed on large vinyl sheets for students to solve on their feet!