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Professor Puzzle Archimedes Tangram

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38857
£9.99
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  • Part of the Professor Puzzle's Great Minds range of brainteasers
  • Finished in an antique style to give the puzzle an aged look
  • Inspired by Greek mathematician and scientist Archimdes
  • Aim: Remove pieces from the frame and then fit them back in again
  • Check out the booklet with 12 further shape building challenges
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Archimedes Tangram is part of the Professor Puzzle Great Minds range of unique puzzles. Finished in an antique style to give the puzzle an aged look, it is inspired by the ancient Greek mathematician and physicist who credited with designing innovative machines including the screw pump that bears his name.

The aim of the Tangram puzzle is to remove the 14 wooden pieces from the frame and then fit them back in again. Or why not check out the booklet with 12 further shape building challenges. A perfect gift for someone who likes to test their grey matter.

Archimedes of Syracuse (c. 287 BC – c. 212 BC)
A Greek mathematician, physicist, engineer, inventor and astronomer. Although few details of his life are known, he is regarded as one of the leading scientists of classical antiquity. He is renowned for sitting in the bath and recognising the laws of displacement. He was so excited at this discovery that he took to the streets naked crying ‘Eureka!’ (‘I have found it!’ in Greek) –a phrase that has since passed into common usage.

He also designed and wrote about a tangram-type puzzle. It consists of pieces cut from a square which can be used to make other polygons. This tangram is called the Loculus of Archimedes. At over 2000 years old, this is the world’s oldest puzzle. What Archimedes did not know at the time was that without rotations or reflections, there are 536 different ways to place the 14 pieces back into the square frame!

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UK Delivery To: Northern Ireland, The Channel Islands, the Scottish Highlands & Islands & The Isle of Man: Economy tracked delivery costs £3.99

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It’s really important to us that you’re happy with anything you buy from Menkind so we will accept returns of unwanted (and unused) non-personalised items for up to 30 days from the date you receive the item. The process is simple and all you pay for is the postage costs of returning the goods. Because we know many of our products are purchased as gifts, from 1st November to 24th December we extend our policy so you can exchange anything or receive credit via a gift card up to 25th January in the following year. See our FAQs page for full terms and conditions.

Should an item be damaged or faulty, please our contact us page. Our products go through rigorous testing but occasionally a faulty product may slip through our quality control or become damaged in transit. We're interested in making sure you have the best possible experience with us.

Archimedes Tangram is part of the Professor Puzzle Great Minds range of unique puzzles. Finished in an antique style to give the puzzle an aged look, it is inspired by the ancient Greek mathematician and physicist who credited with designing innovative machines including the screw pump that bears his name.

The aim of the Tangram puzzle is to remove the 14 wooden pieces from the frame and then fit them back in again. Or why not check out the booklet with 12 further shape building challenges. A perfect gift for someone who likes to test their grey matter.

Archimedes of Syracuse (c. 287 BC – c. 212 BC)
A Greek mathematician, physicist, engineer, inventor and astronomer. Although few details of his life are known, he is regarded as one of the leading scientists of classical antiquity. He is renowned for sitting in the bath and recognising the laws of displacement. He was so excited at this discovery that he took to the streets naked crying ‘Eureka!’ (‘I have found it!’ in Greek) –a phrase that has since passed into common usage.

He also designed and wrote about a tangram-type puzzle. It consists of pieces cut from a square which can be used to make other polygons. This tangram is called the Loculus of Archimedes. At over 2000 years old, this is the world’s oldest puzzle. What Archimedes did not know at the time was that without rotations or reflections, there are 536 different ways to place the 14 pieces back into the square frame!

Back to Top

Delivery Options

Orders with two items or more over £50: Free  - 2 to 3 days. A fully tracked service delivered by either Royal Mail 48 or by DPD

Standard Tracked Delivery: £3.99  - 2 to 3 days. A fully tracked service delivered by either Royal Mail 48 or by DPD

Express Tracked Delivery: £5.99 - 1 to 2 days. A fully tracked service delivered by either Royal Mail 24 or by DPD

Click & Collect: Free - Order online and collect at your nearest Menkind Store in as little as 60 minutes

UK Delivery To: Northern Ireland, The Channel Islands, the Scottish Highlands & Islands & The Isle of Man: Economy tracked delivery costs £3.99

Personalised Item Delivery: £5.00 - For any personalised products, your parcel will be sent directly from the manufacturers that help us to create them. Unfortunately, these cannot be tracked.

Gift Experiences: Free - 3 - 8 days. Package sent directly from the supplier.

Returns

It’s really important to us that you’re happy with anything you buy from Menkind so we will accept returns of unwanted (and unused) non-personalised items for up to 30 days from the date you receive the item. The process is simple and all you pay for is the postage costs of returning the goods. Because we know many of our products are purchased as gifts, from 1st November to 24th December we extend our policy so you can exchange anything or receive credit via a gift card up to 25th January in the following year. See our FAQs page for full terms and conditions.

Should an item be damaged or faulty, please our contact us page. Our products go through rigorous testing but occasionally a faulty product may slip through our quality control or become damaged in transit. We're interested in making sure you have the best possible experience with us.

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