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Homework 1 - Logical Thinking

  • You may have played quite a few logic puzzle games.
  • One of the classic games of this kind is Tetris.
  • Cut Block Puzzle is similar in that it requires you to think logically when place a number in a grid.
  • First step in Problem Solving is to understand the problem, which means, you need to know the rules(process), the input you can have and the expected outcomes(output).
  • There are two rules that must hold of a completed cut block puzzle.
    1. Each area marked out by darker lines must contain the numbers from 1 up to the number of squares in the area. For example, the top most area in the first puzzle below consists of 5 squares so those squares must be filled with the numbers: 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 with no repeated numbers. If the area has two squares, like the one bottom left below, then it must be filled with the numbers 1 and 2.
    2. No number can be next to the same number in any direction, whether horizontally, vertically or diagonally. So in the grid below, the fact that there is a 4 on the side means there cannot be a 4 in any of the 5 squares surrounding it.
  • Here is an example with its solution and then a larger cut block puzzle to try.


Your task:

  • Solve the following Cut Block Puzzle.
  • Using a sheet of paper or a word document for your work
  • Describe briefly on how you approach the problem
  • Once finished, upload to www.bournetolearn.com or hand in to your teacher your solution along with your note.


Homework 2 - Coming soon

Homework 3 - Coming Soon

Author: Xiaohui Ellis