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Session 2: An Intelligent Piece of Paper Instructions

You will be using a piece of paper to understand how to not lose at Noughts and Crosses. This makes use of an algorithm that makes decisions based on what counters have been placed on a noughts and crosses grid. In the session you will see how a set of instructions can be used to make decisions. This session will take between 35 and 45 minutes to complete.

By the end of the session you will:

  • understand the function of a decision making algorithm

  • be clear that the steps of the algorithm have to be followed exactly

  • understand the need to test the algorithm to make sure it works with different data

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