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Problem Solving and Creativity. John Paxton Computer Science Montana State University. Problem Solving Steps. Define the Problem Gather Information Develop Alternatives Weigh Alternatives, Select Best One Implement the Solution Monitor Progress Review and Learn From Experience. Dao. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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<ul><li><p>Problem Solving and Creativity</p><p>John PaxtonComputer ScienceMontana State University</p></li><li><p>Problem Solving StepsDefine the ProblemGather InformationDevelop AlternativesWeigh Alternatives, Select Best OneImplement the SolutionMonitor ProgressReview and Learn From Experience</p></li><li><p>Dao</p></li><li><p>DaoOn a turn, a player should move one of his (her) pieces until it hits the edge of the board or another piece. A piece may be moved vertically, horizontally or diagonally.</p></li><li><p>Winning at DaoForm a horizontal or vertical line with your four piecesOccupy all four corners with your piecesForm a 2 by 2 square with your piecesHave one of your pieces surrounded in a corner by three of your opponents pieces</p></li><li><p>Game Playingmy moveyour move5 -3 0 -6 4</p></li><li><p>Supply the Missing Words!60 = M in an H</p><p>Minutes, Hour</p></li><li><p>Supply the missing words!26 = L of the A7 = W of the A W1001 = A N12 = S of the Z54 = C in a D (with the J)9 = P in the S S88 = P K</p></li><li><p>Supply the missing words!13 = S on the A F32 = D F at which W F8 = S on a S S200 = D for P G in M3 = B M (S H T R)90 = D in a R A</p></li><li><p>Supply the missing words!4 = Q in a G24 = H in a D1 = W on a U5 = D in a Z C57 = H V11 = P on a F T1000 = W that a P is W</p></li><li><p>Supply the missing words!29 = D in F in a L Y64 = S on a C40 = D and N of the G F80 = D to G A the W2 = N it T to T</p></li><li><p>What is the common phrase?</p><p> i 4 i beating beating bush beating D H beating E T A</p></li><li><p>What is the common phrase? give get give get poFISHnd give get give get 13579 AZ ch poori</p></li><li><p>What is the common phrase? uPLATm</p><p> Pot 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 B B A A R R</p></li><li><p>What is the common phrase? bad bad dribble dribble</p><p> knee light light</p></li><li><p>What rule was used?</p><p>8 5 4 9 1 7 6 3 2 0</p></li><li><p>How many total squares are there?</p></li><li><p>Missionaries and Cannibals MMM</p><p>CCC</p></li><li><p>Stacks of Money</p><p>Suppose you have 100 one dollar bills. Place the bills into some number of stacks such that you can make any amount of dollars from 1 to 100 by solely using complete stacks of money. Try to use as few stacks as possible!</p></li><li><p>Water Jug 5 42</p></li><li><p>Water Jug 10 84</p></li><li><p>Water Jug 15105</p></li><li><p>Counterfeit CoinsA counterfeit coin weighs 11 g.A genuine coin weighs 10 g.A stack of coins contains 10 coins.There are 9 stacks containing only genuine coins.There is 1 counterfeit stack containing only counterfeit coins.</p></li><li><p>Counterfeit CoinsWhat is the least number of weighings needed?</p></li><li><p>Lightbulb ProblemThere are three lightbulbs in one room.There are three light switches in another room.The rooms are on different floors of a building.Can you determine how the switches and bulbs are connected using one trip?</p></li><li><p>Why is a manhole cover round?</p></li><li><p>Why is a manhole cover round?It cant fall in.It rolls.It wont damage cars.It uses the least materials.</p></li><li><p>Crossing the bridge at nightPerson 1 takes 1 minute.Person 2 takes 2 minutes.Person 3 takes 5 minutes.Person 4 takes 10 minutes.There is one flashlight.At most two people can cross at once.How fast can the four people cross?</p></li></ul>