Problem Solving Workshop
Problem solving is a crucial skill for computer science students to master.
Most instruction in problem solving either assumes latent uptake (through
practice with course materials), or, when explicit, is presented in parallel
with new course material (requiring high cognitive overhead). We present an
assignment, designed as a one-day workshop, which aims to explicitly teach
problem-solving skills using simple programming tasks. Preliminary trials of
the workshop show promising student engagement.
Blank problem-solving worksheet
Tic-tac-toe problem-solving worksheet
Tic-tac-toe task files
Robot finds kitten task files