This book compiles the result of years of experience in research of three authors, who manage to intertwine two areas of knowledge that have been conceived as strangers and far apart. This work was not done from a purely intellectual approach, rather implementing the everyday experience as a reference. It also doesn’t include exact and objective language with which mathematics is usually associated, nor the purely analytical eagerness that oftentimes is prevalent in the way of explaining literature. On the contrary, the authors select the playful format that can be found in both disciplines and is not linear but is full of movement and sinuosity, turned into a maze. 

This document consists of a didactic proposal that is characterized for stemming from elements of the surroundings to be positioned to the reader or the students in a world where knowledge is integrated instead of dissociated. This text contributes to the making of language, literature, and math, and is mainly designed for fourth-year and fifth-year students in higher education, although it can be used outside this context.

This book is described as a game park that invites the enjoyment of mathematics and logic through challenges. The unifying thread is a thread that weaves tales, mathematical concepts, curious shapes that challenge the imagination, eastern origami, and the observation of the countable traces that ants leave.

Arley, M .; Araya, L. & Acuña, E. (2016). Mathematics and Literature in maze games. San Ramón, Alajuela: Research Coordination, Headquarters of the West, University of Costa Rica.
  • Mauricio Arley Fonseca
  • Luis Gerardo Araya Aguilar
  • Edwin Gerardo Acuña Acuña