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The Diamond 16 Puzzle


The Diamond 16 Puzzle

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In solving this puzzle, you permute rows, columns, and quadrants in a 4x4 array of 2-color tiles to make a variety of symmetric designs. A link to underlying theory is provided.
Material Type: Simulation
Technical Format: Javascript
Date Added to MERLOT: February 21, 2002
Date Modified in MERLOT: April 19, 2009


  • Editor Review avg: 5 rating
  • User Rating: 5 user rating
  • Discussion (1 Comment)
  • Learning Exercises (none)
  • Personal Collections (none)
  • Accessibility Info (none)


Primary Audience: College General Ed
Mobile Compatibility: Not specified at this time
Technical Requirements: Tested so far (2/21/02) only with IE4+ browser.
Language: English
Cost Involved: no
Source Code Available: yes
Accessiblity Information Available: no
Creative Commons: unsure


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5 years ago


This material is telling us about the diamond theory and how to realize the different puzzle and surfaces of diamond with different cutting. According to it, we can make 322,560 pairs of patterns.

Technical Remarks:

I like the technique because I can change the different look of pattern by myself
Time spent reviewing site: It's long material, it takes me 4 hours to read all the information