Can You Solve the Egg Drop Riddle?

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100 floors, 100 Faberge eggs, one thief, and one escape vehicle. Young logicians put together what they know to determine how a thief can safely drop a fragile Faberge egg out a window of the city museum into her waiting truck and escape.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Pause the video at 1:36 to provide viewers with an opportunity to find the answer to the riddle
  • Challenge class members to work alone, in pairs, or in small groups to solve the riddles
Classroom Considerations

  • Use after a study of search algorithms
Pros

  • The resource includes a detailed explanation for how to use a search algorithm to solve the riddle
Cons

  • None
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