Activity:
Instant Solution of a Maze 

Go to: 
http://erclc.org/StaffPages/David/Mazes/MazeColoring.htm
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Description: 
A quick way to find solutions to complicated mazes. The author writes: "While doing a maze activity with a group of elementary school homeschoolers, I started exploring mazes as systems of walls rather than as systems of paths. Each maze is at least two separate wall systems. By pulling an image of a maze into a paint program or photo editing program (I use LView), each wall system can be colored by the floodfill option. Islands of walls not attached to either side thus become obvious and all possible paths can be traced by walking only along paths that border two colors. I have an illustration of the result at the URL listed here." 
Technology Type: 
Computer  
Author: 
David Chandler 
Language: 
English  
Cost: 
Does not require payment for use 

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patflynn 
Comment:  very interesting. This could serve as a nice introduction to descrete mathematics 
