Guide to Teaching Puzzle-based Learning

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 Learn...

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Bibliographic Details
Main Authors: Meyer III, Edwin F., Falkner, Nickolas (Author), Sooriamurthi, Raja (Author), Michalewicz, Zbigniew (Author)
Format: eBook
Published: London Springer London 2014, 2014
Edition:1st ed. 2014
Series:Undergraduate Topics in Computer Science
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Collection: Springer eBooks 2005- - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Table of 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