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Title Guide to teaching puzzle-based learning / Edwin F. Meyer III, Nickolas Falkner, Raja Sooriamurthi, Zbigniew Michalewicz.
Imprint London : Springer, 2014.

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Series Undergraduate Topics in Computer Science, 1863-7310
Undergraduate topics in computer science. 1863-7310
Subject Problem solving -- Study and teaching.
Alt Name Meyer, Edwin F., III,
Falkner, Nickolas,
Sooriamurthi, Raja,
Michalewicz, Zbigniew,
Description 1 online resource (xvi, 345 pages) : illustrations (some color).
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
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.
Summary 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 sizes, based on results from classes taught in many different countries. Topics and features: Suggests numerous entertaining puzzles designed to motivate students to think about framing and solving unstructured problems Discusses models for student engagement, setting up puzzle clubs, hosting a puzzle competition, and various warm-up activities Presents an overview of effective teaching approaches used in Puzzle-based Learning, covering a variety of class activities, assignment settings and assessment strategies Examines the issues involved in framing a problem, and reviews a range of problem-solving strategies Contains tips for teachers and notes on common student pitfalls throughout the text Provides a collection of puzzle sets for use during a Puzzle-based Learning event, including puzzles that require probabilistic reasoning, and logic and geometry puzzles This unique textbook/guide will be of great interest to instructors on all levels who wish to experiment with the Puzzle-based Learning approach. This approach has been successfully applied in universities, high schools, professional organizations and leading companies.
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Note English.
Online resource; title from PDF title page (SpringerLink, viewed August 6, 2014).
ISBN 9781447164760 (electronic bk.)
1447164768 (electronic bk.)
144716475X (print)
9781447164753 (print)
ISBN/ISSN 10.1007/978-1-4471-6476-0
OCLC # 885337785
Additional Format Printed edition: 9781447164753