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ERIC Number: EJ988257
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1051-1970
Teaching the Blue-Eyed Islanders Puzzle in a Liberal Arts Mathematics Course
Shea, Stephen
PRIMUS, v22 n7 p538-544 2012
The blue-eyed islanders puzzle is an old and challenging logic puzzle. This is a narrative of an experience introducing a variation of this puzzle on the first day of classes in a liberal arts mathematics course for non-majors. I describe an exercise that was used to facilitate the class's understanding of the puzzle.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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