Rodin, Altha. (2020). Knights and Knaves: A journey to the land of logic. In S. Kohli (Ed.), Math Circle Activity Database. American Institute of Mathematics. https://mathcircles.org/activity/knights-and-knaves-a-journey-to-the-land-of-logic
Knights and Knaves: A journey to the land of logic
Logic provides the framework that allows us to agree on what is, or is not, a valid argument. It is possible to deepen understanding of the rules of logic by offering some well-chosen puzzles that highlight important ideas. This session’s puzzles all come from a lovely book entitled What is the Name of this Book: The riddle of Dracula and other logical puzzles, written by Raymond Smullyan, a mathematician, philosopher, magician, and author.
This session is also suitable for student math circles and the classroom.