Problem Solving and Computing (CSC-103 98S)
Outline of Class 19: Conjecturing
Held: Tuesday, April 7, 1998
- As you can probably tell from the state of my office, I'm even
more inundated with work than is normal. This means that any
grading I'm trying to do will be further delayed. Come bug me if
you need to know details on how I think you're doing (especially if
you're on probation or something).
- And while we're on that topic, I'll remind you that
Attendance is required!
- A number of you still have not yet presented your current components
of the project. Hopefully, you will do so today.
- Kelly: some resolutions
- Erica: learning styles
- Sam: a cool picture
- We're all continuing to work on subprojects. I'd like to see your
current results on Thursday.
- I've come up with one more task: identify and describe (in one paragraph
or so) interesting web sites that might be useful for problem solvers.
The sites might include places that provide discussions of problem
solving or even just collections of puzzles and games.
- Our book spends some time discussing the process of conjecturing.
What is it? How do we go about coming up with conjectures? How
do we test our conjectures?
- I've included a number of problems from the chapter in today's
problem set (problem set
seven) in case you aren't following along in the text.