information theory en How Many Questions? <div class="field field-type-text field-field-summary"> <div class="field-label">Summary:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>This variation on Twenty Questions teaches kids a bit of information theory and lets them take a different approach to powers of 2.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>First, the kids should be familiar with the regular game of Twenty Questions. </p> <p>Then, ask as an open-ended question: "Suppose instead of the whole world. you were only allowed to think of certain objects. How many questions would it take to find the right one? What if the questions had to have only yes/no answers?"</p> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-lower-age"> <div class="field-label">Down to Grade/Age:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kindergarten </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-upper-age"> <div class="field-label">Up thru Grade/Age:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> High School </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> games information theory math programming Thu, 10 Jun 2010 07:11:20 +0000 admin 5 at