The switches in computer processors and in Turing Tumble are flipped by the same type of energy they control. This allows for one switch to cause another switch to flip. As you work through the puzzles in Turing Tumble, you’ll discover how this one, simple property makes it possible to build machines of limitless capability!
There is much to be learned in essential life skills and there couldn’t be a better time than now to include those kids or students in the process instead of trying to spin all the plates at once. So here are some ideas to give you some inspiration and keep those kids busy during this time. Most do not require a lot of parental involvement!
Turing Tumble has helped me conceptualize what is inside an electronic computer because it is a mechanical computer that allows us to feel, hear, and see how a computer works. It has helped me tremendously to visually interpret the path of switches connected together performing clever tasks. Turing Tumble not only engages learners with multiple modalities, it helps educators, who may be as confounded as I was, how to teach logic, coding and programming.
Welcome to Turing Tumble in the classroom! We are excited to help you and your students jump in to a new adventure that will teach everyone how to use a mechanical computer while solving satisfying challenges and even teach some important skills such as coding, logic and more! We will walk you through this process step by step and supply you with all of the resources needed to make this lesson run smoothly.