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The role of games and puzzles in OR/MS education

M Sniedovich, R JardimGoncalves (ed.), J Cha (ed.), A SteigerGarcao (ed.)

CONCURRENT ENGINEERING: ENHANCED INTEROPERABLE SYSTEMS | A A BALKEMA PUBLISHERS | Published : 2003

Abstract

Games and puzzles have obvious educational content and it is therefore not surprising that they have been used as educational resources for many generations. Mathematics is a well-known discipline where games and puzzles are widely recognized and appreciated not only for their social value but also for their rich educational content. This paper examines the role that games and puzzles can play in operations research (OR) and management science (MS) education. The discussion focuses on the educational content of games and puzzles that is relevant to basic concepts, principles and paradigms commonly studied in introductory OR/MS courses. A typical example is the potential contribution of games..

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