The Swap Puzzle Activity

Solve a puzzle, coming up with an algorithm that your team can follow faster than anyone else.

This gives a way to introduce the idea of the solution to a problem being a set of instructions that allow others to ‘solve’ it with no understanding. It also explores how different algorithms can solve the same problem but may not be equally good – some may be faster.

Learn about:

  • algorithms
  • computational thinking
  • testing
  • efficiency

Resources
This session comes with linked activity sheets and ‘story’ write-ups that you can download:

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