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Title: Informatics:Puzzles, Problem solving and Programming
Authors: Zvonkin, Aleksandr Kalmanovich
Ourusoff, Nicholas
Keywords: elementary programming
middle school
high school
problem solving
puzzle solving
wolf goat cabbage problem
grasshopper problem
sequence
selection
looping
procedures
Issue Date: 1989
Abstract: Nicholas used this material experimentally with high school students in the early 1990's.  Since then, he has used it in beginning college courses in Computer Science (for non-Computer science majors) to introduce the structured programming constructs of sequence, selection and iteration.  There are elementary exercises included in each of the four chapters. This was originally written for middle school informatics classes
Description: This is an adaptation of a Middle-School curriculum in Computer Science produced by the Institute for New Technology in the (then) Soviet Union in Moscow under the leadership of Dr. Alexei Simenov.  This curriculum was delivered entirely by computer, with software that included a pseudocode interpeter and debugger that permitted students to execute and correct their programs. The purpose of the Informatica curriculum was to reform the teaching of Computer Science in K-12. This adaptation introduces elementary programming to Middle-School students in an imaginative and sound, yet elementary, manner.  It exemplifies the best in Russian pedagogy.Grade level: Middle School (also high school and college as noted)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2378/467
Appears in Collections:L1 A 08: Computer Programming
L3 B 01: Methods (functions) and parameters
L3 A 01: Program design & problem solving
L2 A 02: Algorithmic Problem Solving
L2 A 11: Programming Languages

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