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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Puzzling Mirror Mazes

You can use what you have learned about angles of reflection to solve maze puzzles using mirrors. Figure out how you could use mirrors to see hidden shapes. Look at the simple example below:

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Start at the shape, then draw a straight line until you come to a mirror (black line). Then make a square turn, and continue until you find another mirror. Make a square turn again, and keep going until you come to the eye. Remember that you can't see through walls (gray rectangles)!

There are 12 mirror maze puzzles in the file attached below. You can easily just print them out. But be careful - they're trickier than the example above! The second file contains the answers.

Have fun!

Mirror Mazes

Answers to Mirror Mazes

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