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Author Cigas, John ♦ Hsin, Wen-Jung
Source ACM Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©2005
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Subject Keyword Logic ♦ Education ♦ Proof
Abstract Visual logic puzzles provide a fertile environment for teaching multiple topics in discrete mathematics. Many puzzles can be solved by the repeated application of a small, finite set of strategies. Explicitly reasoning from a strategy to a new puzzle state illustrates theorems, proofs, and logic principles. These provide valuable, concrete examples, in addition to the algebraic proofs that make up most of the examples in textbooks. Creating specialized, pedagogical applets allows more automation of repetitive tasks as well as a framework for discussing and implementing algorithms for solving the puzzles. One such applet is presented here and several possible exercises using it are described.
ISSN 15314278
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2005-06-01
Publisher Place New York
e-ISSN 15314278
Journal Journal on Educational Resources in Computing (JERIC)
Volume Number 5
Issue Number 2


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Source: ACM Digital Library