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comment A new mission statement for my school's algorithms class
I agree, i was simply adding to your idea of having the student solve problems, but to also supplement it with theory that is applicable, and analysis and design techniques.
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comment A new mission statement for my school's algorithms class
I agree that using a problem (eg. projeceuler.com) site and saying go solve some problems to the students is probably the best way to teach practical algorithm application skills (most problems on these sites, and really most problems in real life use algos that are already fairly well defined and you just need to translate pesdo-code to what ever language you are using and tweak as necessary. But this class aims to do a bit more then that, it aims to also teach the principles needed to develop (and or identify) effective algos.
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comment A new mission statement for my school's algorithms class
I do think there is a such thing as industry topics, while most programming jobs may never require you to think much past use library x for application y and then churn out code. The jobs that do require custom algorithm development and use ( outside of a library of course ) I think we can clearly establish what skills will be most beneficial to a programmer.
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comment A new mission statement for my school's algorithms class
What I am describing seems to match the idea behind the stanford class, but I more looking for what people in industry wish students coming out of collage could do.
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revised A new mission statement for my school's algorithms class
Specified question more clearly. And improved accuracy of statements.
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