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Bicolor Towers of Hanoi

Bicolor Towers of Hanoi

A bicolor variant of the classic Towers of Hanoi game from Alexander Bogomolny's Cut The Knot site.
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Rebecca Richards
Rebecca Richards (Student)
15 years ago
1. How you reviewed the materials (Did you spend 5 minutes browsing, 2 hours
trying it, or actually use it in teaching-learning activities?).
I spent about 20 minutes reviewing the material and playing the game several
times.

2. The quality of content (Does the materials accurately present concepts and
models that are educationally significant?)
The game was fun to play, however the website did not describe any obvious
reasons why this game would be educationally significant, for college students
in particular.

3. The potential effectiveness for enhancing teaching and learning (If used
appropriately, will students' learning and faculty's teaching be enhanced?)
I think this game could be used effectively for teaching/learning in the primary
grades, however it doesn?t seem to have much application towards higher
education. Also the website didn?t really describe what the purpose of the
Bicolor Tower of Hanoi is, except perhaps how to effectively move a series of
blocks using the fewest number of moves.

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4. The ease of using the materials (Will first time users find it easy to use
the software?)
The materials were very easy to use, and the game was fun to play.
L Collins
L Collins (Student)
15 years ago
I read through the site and played the game 4 times. I found it frustrating that
the game did not indicate what the lowest level of moves was, or if I did well
or not. Because there was no feedback, it gave me nothing to aspire to. I did
not feel that this game helped my mathematical understanding in any way. I would
not recommend this as a teaching tool, unless it was used for K-8 students.
Used in course? Yes
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