Dr. Gordon Hamilton is creating board games and puzzles.
3

patrons

$29
per month
Hello everyone!

Designing board games and K-12 math puzzles are things I do at a world class level, but I need your help to support my creative habit ;-)

BOARD GAMES
My best known game is "Santorini" which is rated as one of the top family games on board game geek. See it reviewed above.

I'm currently working on an epic board game spanning world history that already has a keen publisher. Other, less ambitious games are in the pipeline.

MATH PUZZLES
My best known math puzzles have been featured in the New York Times, won the Mathematical Association of America's George Pólya Award, and been featured in both Ted Ed and Numberphile videos.

https://ed.ted.com/lessons/can-you-solve-the-mondr...
https://youtu.be/X3HDnrehyDM

These puzzles must be beautiful, easy for teachers to use, enticing for students, and intrigue me as a mathematician. The objective is to achieve high classroom engagement in tough problem solving.

All these creations are put up for free on my web site, MathPickle.com. It is a practical resource that thousands of teachers already use. The top three countries to download MathPickle puzzles are the United States, India and Australia. That's funny because I'm a Canadian ;-)

CLASSROOM TESTING
I do not spend all of my time designing. I regularly go into classrooms to teach students, mentor teachers and learn from both. This real world testing keeps the ideas fresh and relevant. Take a look at the video for Half Fraction Snake below. You'll see it works well in the classroom.

https://youtu.be/h6iNTRyVIj0

UNSOLVED PROBLEMS
As well as puzzles and games, I also rework some unsolved problems from the last few centuries so they work in the classroom. Properly presented, these unsolved problems support the curriculum and engage the full spectrum of students. Top students are inspired... struggling students see that everyone struggles. Struggling is to be celebrated!

https://youtu.be/HJ-MotpqFPY

PAST AND FUTURE SUPPORT
I was supported by Nancy Blachman the American Institute of Mathematics 2015-2017 to design full-time with no constraints. What a gift! I hope Patreon will give me the same freedom.

Thank you all,
Gordon Hamilton
Tiers
Santorini
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
Support board game design because you just love playing them ;-) 
Heroes & Heroines!
$5 or more per month 1 patron
Support the creation of my next great games. You will receive exclusive visual updates on the design and playtesting.
Rainbow Squares
$13 or more per month 2 patrons
Support K-12 math puzzle design. 


As well as previous rewards, each year you'll receive one of my best puzzles. Rainbow Squares will be my offering for 2018. It won the George Pólya Award by the Math Association of America.

Graceful Tree Conjecture
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
As well as previous rewards, your name will be forever connected to an unsolved problem. 


Unsolved problems of mathematics are valuable pedagogic tools. Top students get inspired - struggling students see that everybody struggles. 


Your generous support of the Graceful Tree Conjecture (unsolved since 1967) will allow an ever-increasing prize money which will drive media exposure and get this gem into classrooms and family conversations world wide. 


For elementary school children I call the Graceful Tree Conjecture "animal subtraction:" https://youtu.be/HJ-MotpqFPY


The monkey above is a sample animal subtraction that can be solved.

Goals
3 of 1000 patrons
One day each month I'll grab a videographer, rent a studio and invite a guest to talk. The videos will celebrate the art of teaching and design.

1 of 3
Hello everyone!

Designing board games and K-12 math puzzles are things I do at a world class level, but I need your help to support my creative habit ;-)

BOARD GAMES
My best known game is "Santorini" which is rated as one of the top family games on board game geek. See it reviewed above.

I'm currently working on an epic board game spanning world history that already has a keen publisher. Other, less ambitious games are in the pipeline.

MATH PUZZLES
My best known math puzzles have been featured in the New York Times, won the Mathematical Association of America's George Pólya Award, and been featured in both Ted Ed and Numberphile videos.

https://ed.ted.com/lessons/can-you-solve-the-mondr...
https://youtu.be/X3HDnrehyDM

These puzzles must be beautiful, easy for teachers to use, enticing for students, and intrigue me as a mathematician. The objective is to achieve high classroom engagement in tough problem solving.

All these creations are put up for free on my web site, MathPickle.com. It is a practical resource that thousands of teachers already use. The top three countries to download MathPickle puzzles are the United States, India and Australia. That's funny because I'm a Canadian ;-)

CLASSROOM TESTING
I do not spend all of my time designing. I regularly go into classrooms to teach students, mentor teachers and learn from both. This real world testing keeps the ideas fresh and relevant. Take a look at the video for Half Fraction Snake below. You'll see it works well in the classroom.

https://youtu.be/h6iNTRyVIj0

UNSOLVED PROBLEMS
As well as puzzles and games, I also rework some unsolved problems from the last few centuries so they work in the classroom. Properly presented, these unsolved problems support the curriculum and engage the full spectrum of students. Top students are inspired... struggling students see that everyone struggles. Struggling is to be celebrated!

https://youtu.be/HJ-MotpqFPY

PAST AND FUTURE SUPPORT
I was supported by Nancy Blachman the American Institute of Mathematics 2015-2017 to design full-time with no constraints. What a gift! I hope Patreon will give me the same freedom.

Thank you all,
Gordon Hamilton

Recent posts by Dr. Gordon Hamilton

Tiers
Santorini
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
Support board game design because you just love playing them ;-) 
Heroes & Heroines!
$5 or more per month 1 patron
Support the creation of my next great games. You will receive exclusive visual updates on the design and playtesting.
Rainbow Squares
$13 or more per month 2 patrons
Support K-12 math puzzle design. 


As well as previous rewards, each year you'll receive one of my best puzzles. Rainbow Squares will be my offering for 2018. It won the George Pólya Award by the Math Association of America.

Graceful Tree Conjecture
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
As well as previous rewards, your name will be forever connected to an unsolved problem. 


Unsolved problems of mathematics are valuable pedagogic tools. Top students get inspired - struggling students see that everybody struggles. 


Your generous support of the Graceful Tree Conjecture (unsolved since 1967) will allow an ever-increasing prize money which will drive media exposure and get this gem into classrooms and family conversations world wide. 


For elementary school children I call the Graceful Tree Conjecture "animal subtraction:" https://youtu.be/HJ-MotpqFPY


The monkey above is a sample animal subtraction that can be solved.