The Lady or The Tiger

The story, lesson plan, content guide and other "The Lady or the Tiger?" printable PDFs listed at the right compose the climactic learning experience in an early module of three lessons which introduce the concept of binary.

In the first lesson, the class shares a community reading of an adaptation of Frank R. Stockton's classic cliffhanger short story "The Lady, or the Tiger?" with each learner writing an ending (or "version") of the story for homework. In the second lesson, the class derives mathematical tools for determining the number of versions of the story that are possible. In the third lesson, the class connects the multiple versions of the story with binary, the elemental structure of computers.

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