Don't look up the solution online! Have the satisfaction of solving it yourself using these simple strategies!
This worksheet focuses the learner's attention on ten problem-solving strategies to determine how many moves it takes to solve the Tower of Hanoi puzzle. Few challenges lend themselves as readily to the application of as many problem-solving skills as the Tower of Hanoi puzzle. AND, few pages are as easy to use as this one to support understanding and solving this timeless puzzle. The power of this worksheet is the way it highlights the power of effective problem-solving strategies. First, you might let the students try the puzzle without drawing their attention to any strategies. (They could be at it for hours!) They may even come upon some of these strategies themselves! Then, guide them through the strategies systematically to show their usefulness. They will not help but be amazed at how helpful problem-solving strategies are.
NOTE: Tower of Hanoi puzzle NOT included, but widely available for purchase online, to support this worksheet. There are also online resources to make improvised models.