Conclusion

 

“We have learnt a lot from the Minotaur. Besides learning about the differences in mazes and labyrinths, we are awed by the historic roots that mazes and labyrinths came from. It is particularly fascinating to see the development of mazes, from the simple Cretan mazes to the complicated modern mazes such as the mirror mazes. It is also interesting to note the numerous purposes mazes and labyrinths are built for – for entertainment, religious purposes, decorations etc.

 

Many people do not associate Mathematics with mazes. We used to be one of them. After doing this interview, we realized that even the simplest maze is mathematically well-defined. Not only do the structures of the mazes follow a proper topology property, they can also be solved mathematically. Solving a maze is no longer based on instinct but on the analysis of the maze.

 

The building of the maze board game is also not as easy as we thought. Both the designing and the construction of the maze are quite time-consuming. We are hence very impressed with the famous mazes around the world where a lot of hard work are put into the construction of these mazes.

 

This interview allowed us to gain insights into the world of mazes and labyrinths – it was an enjoyable and unforgettable experience.”

                                                                                      - The Interviewers

 

Here are the names of the people behind this short "interview":

Lee Peiling, Pearlyn

U010861W

art10861@nus.edu.sg

 

Li Meixuan

U018232J

isc10882@nus.edu.sg

 

Li Qihua

U018238A

isc10888@nus.edu.sg

 

Lin Shixian, Amanda

U010622B

art10622@nus.edu.sg

 

Tong Jia Yun

U018216M

isc10866@nus.edu.sg