Patterns & Puzzles

Eli Whitney Museum

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for ages 6 – 8

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2023 Summer Program

In 1762, John Spilsbury, a map engraver, invented the first jigsaw puzzle. He cut the countries out of a paper map and gave them to a local school where students could experience geography first hand.

Become a puzzle creator. Carve out patterns that you see and bring meaning to shapes and colors. Devise Tangrams, pattern games, 3-D puzzles and more. Use color, geometry, shapes, and sizes to baffle your friends. Play new games each day and see patterns all around you in nature and everyday objects.

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