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"From the Ted Talk by Shimon Schocken: The self-organizing computer course"

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Moving along, what about the area of this figure? Well, if you try to tile it, it doesn't work too well, does it. So instead, you can __________ with these different tools here by some process of guided _____ and error, and at some point you will discover that one thing that you can do among several __________ transformations is the following one. You can cut the figure, you can rearrange the parts, you can glue them and then proceed to tile just like we did before. (Applause) Now this particular transformation did not change the area of the original ______, so a six-year-old who plays with this has just discovered a clever algorithm to _______ the area of any given parallelogram.

Solution

  1. figure
  2. compute
  3. experiment
  4. trial
  5. legitimate

Original Text

Moving along, what about the area of this figure? Well, if you try to tile it, it doesn't work too well, does it. So instead, you can experiment with these different tools here by some process of guided trial and error, and at some point you will discover that one thing that you can do among several legitimate transformations is the following one. You can cut the figure, you can rearrange the parts, you can glue them and then proceed to tile just like we did before. (Applause) Now this particular transformation did not change the area of the original figure, so a six-year-old who plays with this has just discovered a clever algorithm to compute the area of any given parallelogram.

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Important Words

  1. algorithm
  2. applause
  3. area
  4. change
  5. clever
  6. compute
  7. cut
  8. discover
  9. discovered
  10. error
  11. experiment
  12. figure
  13. glue
  14. guided
  15. legitimate
  16. moving
  17. original
  18. parallelogram
  19. parts
  20. plays
  21. point
  22. proceed
  23. process
  24. rearrange
  25. tile
  26. tools
  27. transformation
  28. transformations
  29. trial
  30. work