Suggested Citation: JRMF & San Francisco Math Circle. (2021). Skyscrapers. In S. Bowen (Ed.), Math Circle Activity Database. American Institute of Mathematics.


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Skyscrapers come in so many different sizes! Sometimes you can’t see small skyscrapers if tall ones are in front of them. Using clues about how many skyscrapers you can see from each side you look at them, can you figure out the layout of the entire city?

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Activity Guide

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Digital App

This created by Sam Woodward and JRMF lets you play a dozen Skyscraper Puzzles.

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