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Guide to teaching puzzle-based learning

Author: Edwin F Meyer, III; Nickolas Falkner; Raja Sooriamurthi; Zbigniew Michalewicz
Publisher: London : Springer, 2014.
Series: Undergraduate topics in computer science
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Puzzle-based Learning is a foundational approach to develop the critical thinking skills and mental stamina essential for solving real-world problems. This Guide to Teaching Puzzle-based Learning provides invaluable insights drawn from the authors' extensive experience in teaching Puzzle-based Learning. Practical advice is provided for teachers and lecturers evaluating a range of different formats for varying class  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Printed edition:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Edwin F Meyer, III; Nickolas Falkner; Raja Sooriamurthi; Zbigniew Michalewicz
ISBN: 9781447164760 1447164768 144716475X 9781447164753
OCLC Number: 885337785
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 345 pages) : illustrations (some color).
Contents: Part I: Motivation and Teaching --
Motivation --
Getting Started --
Icebreakers --
Effective Teaching Approaches --
Part II: Tools, Tips and Strategies --
Understand the Problem --
Reasoning: Logic and Reasoning Backwards --
Pattern Recognition --
Enumerate and Eliminate --
Simplify! --
Perform a Gedanken: 'What If?' and 'So What?' --
Simulation and Optimization --
Part III: Challenges --
Probabilistic Reasoning --
Logical Reasoning --
Geometric Reasoning --
Grand Challenges --
Summary --
List of Puzzles.
Series Title: Undergraduate topics in computer science
Responsibility: Edwin F. Meyer III, Nickolas Falkner, Raja Sooriamurthi, Zbigniew Michalewicz.

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discusses models for student engagement, setting up puzzle clubs, hosting a puzzle competition, and warm-up activities; provides a collection of puzzle sets for use during a Puzzle-based Learning  Read more...

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