Computers were invented when there was a problem that humans needed to solve - think about why Stonehenge was built, why Charles Babbage built his Difference engine, why Alan Turing built his 'Colossus' computer.
1. On a new Blog post, titled the same as this post, explain, in your own words why computers are invented and give details of one of the examples I've given above.
2. Go to the website below and then follow the instructions on this post, written under the link
Here is the list of problems from this webpage that I want you to work through.
Read through these problems in turn. Choose one from the list below, write the title of it on your blog post for today's lesson and, underneath the title, describe how you would sort out/solve the problem. You can draw the answer in Google Drawing if it's easy but remember to share correctly and paste the link to your post.
When you've done one, choose another from the list and repeat the process. Make sure you do one of each type; visual, lateral and logical
I am happy for you to share ideas with the person next to you but you must each write up your own Blog post
List of problems to work out (you may not get through all of them in the lesson)
Visual - On the lawn
Lateral - Lift off
Logical - Car wash
Lateral - Half full or half empty
Visual - Pig pen
Logical - Socks
Lateral - A moment in time
Visual - Upside down
Logical - Paper thin
I shall be interested in your answers as I haven't worked out some of them for myself yet!
Remember to make sure it's detailed enough for me to understand! And don't forget to Publish your post before the lesson ends!