Skip to content # Knights and Knaves: A journey to the land of logic

## Activity Guide

# This guide looks at the session in detail and offers some puzzles to do with students.

## More Resources

# What is the Name of this Book: The riddle of Dracula and other logical puzzles, Raymond Smullyan, Dover Publications, Incorporated, 2011

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

Contributor(s): Altha Rodin

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- Activity Description
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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.