Knight's Tour, Tourist's Drive

Using network maps the same problem can be shown in two different ways.

How it works

Take the knight piece on a tour of the board. If that is too difficult there is an easier tourist drive to complete.

Things to Try or ask around the exhibit

  • Can you use the numbers on the Tourist’s Drive to complete the Knight’s Tour?

Background

The Tourist’s Drive is a network map of the Knight’s Tour. It is just a different way of showing the connections between each move.

Finding the science in your world

Network mapping is used to visualise very big and complicated networks, such as the internet.