Tetsuya Miyamoto

KenKen©: Happiness Through Math

Tetsuya Miyamoto

Talk: KenKen©: Happiness Through Math

Tetsuya Miyamoto is a mathematics teacher and inventor of KenKen©, the world’s fastest growing logic and math puzzle. He shares his story behind the puzzle’s origins, outline his teaching philosophies, and teach viewers how to create their own puzzles! Miyamoto was working as a primary school math teacher when he devised the first-ever KenKen© in 2004. He sought to create a teaching tool that allowed his students to learn through independent thinking as opposed to rote instruction. KenKen© was to encourage his students to embrace creativity, deductive reasoning, ingenuity, and perseverance; it quickly erupted into the international puzzle craze we know today as it’s published in over 150 newspapers around the world.

Tetsuya Miyamoto

Tetsuya Miyamoto is a Japanese mathematics teacher who invented the numerical logic puzzle KenKen. Miyamoto developed KenKen in 2004 to help his students improve their calculation skills, logical thinking and patience.