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KenKen is a type of mathematical puzzle that is often compared to Sudoku. The puzzle is played on a grid, usually square, that is divided into smaller cells. The objective of the puzzle is to fill in each cell with a number from 1 to the size of the grid, without repeating any numbers in any row or column.

What distinguishes KenKen from Sudoku is the additional rule that certain cells are grouped together and must be filled in with numbers that satisfy a specific mathematical operation. For example, a group of four cells might be marked with a “+” sign and a target number, indicating that the numbers in those cells must add up to the target number. Other common operations include subtraction, multiplication, and division.

KenKen puzzles are available in various sizes and difficulties, and they have become increasingly popular in recent years as a fun and challenging way to exercise the brain. If you’re interested in learning how to solve KenKen puzzles or want to improve your skills, this workshop is perfect for you!

Playing KenKen puzzles can have several benefits, including:

  1. Improving logical and critical thinking skills: KenKen puzzles require players to use deductive reasoning, logic, and critical thinking skills to solve them. By playing KenKen puzzles regularly, players can improve their problem-solving abilities, which can be applied to other areas of their lives.

  2. Enhancing math skills: Since KenKen puzzles involve basic arithmetic operations such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division, playing these puzzles can help players develop their math skills, especially mental math skills.

  3. Boosting memory and concentration: Solving KenKen puzzles requires concentration and attention to detail, which can help improve memory and concentration skills.

  4. Reducing stress and improving mood: Engaging in mentally challenging activities like KenKen puzzles can help reduce stress and improve mood by providing a sense of accomplishment and relaxation.

Overall, playing KenKen puzzles can be a fun and challenging way to exercise the brain and develop a range of cognitive skills. Join us for an afternoon of fun and challenging puzzles.

Date: 15 April 2023

Time: 2pm – 3.30pm

Location: Penang Math Platform (1, Jalan Kaki Bukit, Kampung Kastam, 11700 Gelugor, Pulau Pinang.)

Age: 10-15

Bring: Own tablet/laptop to log on to our BrainWaves website

Fee: RM5

Deadline to register: 8 April 2023

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to sharpen your mind and meet new people. Spread the word and invite your friends and family to join us too!



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