Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-2015

Department

Computer Science

Abstract

In this paper, we describe an engaging puzzle game called 2048 and outline a variety of exercises that can leverage the game’s popularity to engage student interest, reinforce core CS concepts, and excite student curiosity towards undergraduate research. Exercises range in difficulty from CS1-level exercises suitable for exercising and assessing 1D and 2D array skills to empirical undergraduate research in Monte Carlo Tree Search methods and skilled heuristic evaluation design.

Required Publisher's Statement

Original version is available from the publisher at: http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=2675327&CFID=581487755&CFTOKEN=19158157

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