Monthly Archives: April 2015

NCAA bracket scoring systems

Introduction During the 2015 NCAA men’s basketball tournament, I won our office pool by (1) picking then-undefeated Kentucky to lose– although earlier than their actual Final Four loss to Wisconsin– and (2) picking Duke to win the championship game.  It … Continue reading

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Hangman, Scrabble, and Google Books

Introduction I think a computer version of the paper-and-pencil game Hangman is a great programming project for students.  Actually, “Evil” Hangman is even better as a more advanced project: instead of the computer selecting a random dictionary word as usual at the … Continue reading

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