A cellular automaton is a collection of “colored” cells on a grid of specified shape that evolves through a number of discrete time steps according to a set of rules based on the states of neighboring cells.
Wari is a game played on a board that consists of 12 cups placed in two parallel rows of six cups and a large cup at each end. The game is for two players; each player has a row of six cups and one large cup for prisoners.
In the bygone days videos and films were rented from shops on reflective pieces of plastic and magnetic rolls of ribbon. This is a software development task and an implementation task. (Taken from OCR 2507 Task 1 Jun 2006)
A group of Sixth Form students have decided to run a press cutting service for the students in their school. A database is required to hold details of the cuttings available and the students who borrow them. (Taken from OCR 2507 Task 1 Jun 2007)
Write a program to find out how many ways anchovies can be placed onto the pizza assuming no square is allowed to contain both olives and anchovies and no row (or column) in the pizza is allowed to contain more than one anchovy. (BIO12)
Young learners (beginning primary school) need to practice their numeracy skills, and one technique that is used is to give the learner a few terms of a simple numerical series, and he or she must guess the next three.
A manufacturer of games has decided to design a new snakes and ladders board consisting of 100 squares. The manufacturer has asked a systems analyst to design a simulation of the game using different designs. (OCR 2507 Task 3 Jun 2005).
The Magic 8 Ball is a toy used for fortune-telling or seeking advice, manufactured by Mattel and developed in the 1950s. Often used in fiction and for humour related to it giving very accurate, very inaccurate, or otherwise statistically improbable.