Steiner Trees

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The Minimal Spanning Trees activity explored techniques for finding efficient networks between points. Steiner trees are another way to approach the same problem, and they can be used to find even more efficient networks.

This is another tough problem from computer science, converted into an activity which is easy to explain, with variations suitable for higher-level students.

Ice path

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Great Principles of Computer Science #

  • Computation