Teaching Algorithmic Thinking

Room 400.G.1 July 27, 2017 2:30 pm - 3:15 pm

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Georgia Gouros

As a subject VCE Algorithmics introduces students to new ways of thinking about problem solving. This course gives students the opportunity to develop analysis skills through problem solving; learning how to express the solution to the problem as an algorithm. They go on to develop skills of evaluation by comparing algorithmic solutions in terms of correctness and efficiency.

Students studying Algorithmics have expressed that they felt empowered with new knowledge, confidence and skills when approaching unfamiliar problems and challenges. This session will focus on exploring the creation of correct and efficient solutions by sharing some of the activities used to engage a diverse and dispersed cohort of students.

Attendees might also like to read a recent paper by Georgia on “Algorithmic Adventures in Teaching” which was published in the MAV 2016 Conference proceedings.