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Dec. 2004 Math Crosswords Slide 1 Math Crosswords A Lesson in the “Math + Fun!” Series
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Dec. 2004 Math Crosswords Slide 2 About This Presentation Edition Released Revised Revised First Dec. 2004 This presentation is part of the “Math + Fun!” series devised by Behrooz Parhami, Professor of Computer Engineering at University of California, Santa Barbara. It was first prepared for special lessons in mathematics at Goleta Family School during the 2003-04 and 2004-05 school years. The slides can be used freely in teaching and in other educational settings. Unauthorized uses are strictly prohibited. © Behrooz Parhami
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Dec. 2004 Math Crosswords Slide 3 How Are Crosswords Made? Start with a blank pattern Number the squares 1 2 3 4 6 5 7 8 9 11 10 Fill squares with words Backtrack if stuck S T A L E P R A H M E S Design the clues For example: Across: 1. Not fresh 6. Residences Down: 1. Smart 2. Sum O L A T S E S ? O T S A
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Dec. 2004 Math Crosswords Slide 4 Crossword Puzzle Patterns Standard: no isolated square, symmetric Nonstandard: many single squares (easy to design) Fancy
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Math Crosswords Slide 5 Computer-Generated Crosswords M A G I + + W A N + + E F T S A D E N + S A L E S + T A R O L A R D + T I A R A + A V I D I M M O L A T I O N S + O P S + + + O A R + + + T E A R + + + C I R C L E + G A E L I C + R A N + S E P I A + R A T I O P R O C + T I T U S + N I L E M A C A W + C O L A S + S I R + T U S H E S + S T I G M A + + + L E A R + + + I L L + + + B O A + M O T I V A T I O N S O A T H + D A V I T + T H E A W H E E + E R A S E + C I S T S U D S + + A N A + + H O S E http://www.pdos.lcs.mit.edu/cgi.bin/theme-cword The MIT Web site listed at the top allows you to enter a few words into a blank pattern and then generates a crossword or replies that it could not do it. For example, when
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This note was uploaded on 12/29/2011 for the course MATH 34 taught by Professor Wei during the Fall '07 term at UCSB.

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