eBook Explaining Algorithms Using Metaphors, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1447150198
  • ISBN-13: 9781447150190
  • DDC: 005.1071
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 94 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released April 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013
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Overview

There is a significant difference between designing a new algorithm, proving its correctness, and teaching it to an audience. When teaching algorithms, the teacher’s main goal should be to convey the underlying ideas and to help the students form correct mental models related to the algorithm. This process can often be facilitated by using suitable metaphors. This work provides a set of novel metaphors identified and developed as suitable tools for teaching many of the ’classic textbook’ algorithms taught in undergraduate courses worldwide. Each chapter provides exercises and didactic notes for teachers based on the authors’ experiences when using the metaphor in a classroom setting.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Preface.
Contents.
1: Introduction.
2: Graph Algorithms.
3: Computational Geometry.
4: Strings and Sequences.
Solutions to Exercises.
Index.