Whoops! Something went wrong.

Click here to refresh the page

8 Queens Puzzle

8 Queens Puzzle
Resource Type
Product Rating
4.0
1 rating
File Type

Executable Program File

Be sure that you have an application to open this file type before downloading and/or purchasing.

86 KB
Share
Product Description
Try to place 8 queens on a chessboard so that no two queens attack each other! Basically, no two pieces can share a row, column or diagonal. It's harder than it sounds. This makes a great bell ringer challenge! Students will get competitive trying to find their own unique solution. Great extra curricular fun tied to problem solving, logic, chess, etc.

This is a Windows Application (requires the .net framework... likely already installed if you're running windows, but available for free at the Microsoft Download Centre.

**Watch the preview screen-capture video of the program in use**.

FEATURES
->easy to use (drag and drop), and fun to play
->save your solutions (erased if program is closed)
->rotate and reflect your solutions
->Answer Check built in
->Hint feature built in


This puzzle was first published in 1848, and has since attracted mathematicians and computer programmers alike. I first tried to solve it when I was in grade 5 with a few of my friends. We felt like geeks, having technical discussions about whether a solution was still unique if it was shown to be a reflection or rotation of another solution. Having grown up, I revisited this problem in university via computer programming. Finally I have laid to rest my childhood dilemma... "How many solutions are there??"



"The eight queens puzzle is the problem of placing eight chess queens on an 8×8 chessboard so that no two queens attack each other. Thus, a solution requires that no two queens share the same row, column, or diagonal." (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eight_queens_puzzle)
Total Pages
N/A
Answer Key
N/A
Teaching Duration
N/A
Report this Resource
Loading...
$2.00
Digital Download
avatar

CalfordMath

186 Followers
Follow
More products from CalfordMath
Product Thumbnail
Product Thumbnail
Product Thumbnail
Product Thumbnail
Product Thumbnail
$2.00
Digital Download
Teachers Pay Teachers

Teachers Pay Teachers is an online marketplace where teachers buy and sell original educational materials.

Learn More

Keep in Touch!

Sign up