Teaching Computers to Win Games

Tracey Surrett, Fourth Grade, Irwin Academic Center

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This unit will explore various methods in which a computer program can be written to create an algorithm to play Tic-Tac-Toe successfully. A simple game was chosen to make the processes easier to comprehend for elementary students. Some activities have students actually programming using a tool created for children, while others replicate the coding concepts without actually programming a computer.