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On Teaching Discrete Mathematics to Freshman Computer Science Students

2019 Journal of Higher Education Theory and Practice  
Discrete Mathematics is an inevitable part of any undergraduate computer science degree programme.  ...  However, today's computer science student typically finds this to be at best a necessary evil with which they struggle to engage.  ...  This paper describes an innovative approach that we have developed for teaching discrete mathematics to first-year university computer science students.  ... 
doi:10.33423/jhetp.v19i8.2670 fatcat:6ddc5a52qzewfeyc6wpsq3drva

Discussion reform of education on course of discrete mathematics

Yan Zhang, Hui Zhang
2012 2012 First National Conference for Engineering Sciences (FNCES 2012)  
This paper confirms the importance of discrete mathematics, determining the teaching contents of the application of computer specialty.  ...  According to the teaching experience, this paper analyzes the problems existing in the discrete mathematics course and puts forward the method of teaching reform.  ...  With the increasing maturity of computer science and technology, more and more thorough analysis technology is applied in practice, in order to better understand future computer science and technology,  ... 
doi:10.1109/nces.2012.6543356 fatcat:zruzdyplk5hnfkmdm4mblottd4

Efficiency of Engaging Python in Teaching Discrete Mathematics: Case Study

Lamya A. Omer Alani
2016 Al-Nahrain Journal of Science  
This paper represent a case study for teaching discrete mathematics using Python programming language to second year students at computer science department -faculty of science, University of Duhok were  ...  This study describes how the subject of discrete mathematics can be integrated with programming techniques for the purpose of teaching.  ...  Teaching Discrete Mathematics in Computer Sciences Computer science is one of the modern trends of sciences which rapidly evolving.  ... 
doi:10.22401/jnus.19.3.18 fatcat:kehcwgwqrjh5nnyrfyjerhfmye

Topic Study Group No. 17: Teaching and Learning of Discrete Mathematics [chapter]

Eric W. Hart, James Sandefur, Cecile O. Buffet, Hans-Wolfgang Henn, Ahmed Semri
2017 Proceedings of the 13th International Congress on Mathematical Education  
In fact, two separated but linked curricular perspectives emerge: teaching and learning discrete mathematics content and teaching and learning skills of mathematical practice through discrete mathematics  ...  We take discrete mathematics to include a wide range of topics, including logic, game theory, algorithms, graph theory, discrete geometry, number theory, discrete dynamical systems, fair division, cryptography  ...  This paper explores some of the issues involved in teaching a discrete mathematics course for computer science students.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-319-62597-3_44 fatcat:v5kee6fr2vgsnhgem2xlhfqfs4

Preparing to teach discrete math for the first time

Peter B. Henderson, Rachelle DeCoste, Kevin L. Huggins
2006 Working group reports on ITiCSE on Innovation and technology in computer science education - ITiCSE-WGR '06  
In addition, we hope to reinforce the critical importance of discrete math to computer science.  ...  These students will be first semester juniors who are mostly computer science majors since Discrete Math is a required course for them.  ...  In addition, we hope to reinforce the critical importance of discrete math to computer science.  ... 
doi:10.1145/1189215.1189158 fatcat:7wjjdfnus5f4hdaf3daxbxe4oq

The case for teaching functional programming in discrete math

Thomas VanDrunen
2011 Proceedings of the ACM international conference companion on Object oriented programming systems languages and applications companion - SPLASH '11  
Furthermore, it provides a service course to students in mathematics and other majors.  ...  Not only does this give a convenient, early occasion to teach functional programming, but it also allows the functional programming topics and discrete mathematics topics to illuminate each other.  ...  DMFP motivates discrete mathematics for computer science majors. Despite computer science and mathematics being kindred fields, computer science major populations include many math-averse students.  ... 
doi:10.1145/2048147.2048180 dblp:conf/oopsla/VanDrunen11 fatcat:db52jd4p2nemhnsvsdhaxjim6a

Improving Students' Perception Towards Learning Mathematics: Impact of Teaching Application of Mathematics

Fauziah Kasmin, Zuraini Othman, Sharifah Sakinah Syed Ahmad
2019 Educatum. Journal of science, mathematics and technology  
The data were collected from Computer Science students where each participant was assigned to complete self-reported and close ended questionnaire.  ...  Hence, the aim of this study is to explore students' perceptions and attitudes towards mathematics by analyzing the impact of teaching application of mathematics to the students.  ...  Applications of discrete mathematics in computer science Discrete mathematics is important to the study of computer science and it provides a foundation for the design and functionalities of software and  ... 
doi:10.37134/ejsmt.vol6.1.4.2019 fatcat:x4ymfpkwqzhe3ftumdb5zqpbuy

Mathematical and Software Technology Pedagogical Model Based on Cognitive Learning Theory

Chengming Qi
2014 Journal of Information Technology and Application in Education  
This paper also proposes to help students master discrete mathematics and software technology basic knowledge and skill, construct better cognitive structure and realize effective information retrieval  ...  structure of students, cooperative learning and situated teaching.  ...  It is the core of computer science courses in the teaching. It is important to learn these courses for in-depth understanding of computer science and continue to learn other subjects.  ... 
doi:10.14355/jitae.2014.0304.04 fatcat:deyhc4pcxvd4fl4kyuzumwhdsm

Factors that Influence Attitudes of Computer Science Students towards Mathematics and Related Courses at the Tertiary Level of Education

Rosemary Twum, Christopher Yarkwah, Benjamin Eduafo Arthur
2020 International Journal of Innovative Science and Research Technology  
The main purpose of this study was to examine the factors that influence the attitudes of computer science students towards the teaching and learning of mathematics and related courses in a public university  ...  The target population for the study were all Bachelor of Education (Computer Science) and Bachelor of Science (Computer Science) students in the said university.  ...  Discrete Mathematics or Discrete Structure is generally taught by computer science faculties in certain universities and University of Cape Coast is no exception.  ... 
doi:10.38124/ijisrt20aug377 fatcat:iuofqrmavfbtnfjclyyxziphz4

Research on the Construction of Blended Teaching Mode Based on Flipped Class—Taking the Undergraduate Discrete Mathematics Course as an Example

Yongxia Zhang, Wei Liu
2021 Creative Education  
And then, we take the undergraduate discrete mathematics course, which is one of the most important courses of computer science, as an example, analyze its characteristics and the shortcomings of the current  ...  Finally, we explore the application and design of the blended teaching mode based on flipped class on the undergraduate discrete mathematics course. 958 Creative Education The Concepts of "Blended Teaching  ...  Discrete mathematics mainly studies the structure of discrete quantities and their relationships. It is one of the basic courses of computer science.  ... 
doi:10.4236/ce.2021.125069 fatcat:efntait7qjhmpb54h5wyk7gvde

Discussion on Teaching in Computer Course of Information and Computing Science

Yufen Feng
2011 International Journal of Education and Management Engineering  
The information and computing science is the cross-disciplinary of mathematics, information science, planning and control and computing science.  ...  and students' learning , presented some opinions on o guiding principles in teaching, teaching content and teaching methods .  ...  It is the cross-disciplinary of mathematics, information science, planning and control, and computing science.  ... 
doi:10.5815/ijeme.2011.03.08 fatcat:lde6soo6qzflhkczjtgusb7iuu

Discrete mathematics and proof in the high school

Aiso Heinze, Ian Anderson, Kristina Reiss
2004 Zentralblatt für Didaktik der Mathematik  
Moreover, discrete mathematics has proved to be an important tool for research and development for example in biology, chemistry, and computer science.  ...  But many students will have to apply their knowledge of mathematics in such fields as sciences, business administration, psychology, and engineering.  ... 
doi:10.1007/bf02655757 fatcat:zryblbzcpzcm3juam3ufm54a4u

Cryptography and computer security for undergraduates

Paul De Palma, Charles Frank, Suzanne Gladfelter, Joshua Holden
2004 ACM SIGCSE Bulletin  
The panel discusses solutions to the problem of computer security education.  ...  Joshua Holden I have two goals in teaching cryptography to computer science students: to use cryptography as a "cool way" of introducing important areas of mathematics and computer science theory and to  ...  The problem is that cryptography straddles mathematics and computer science. Computer science students often do not have the mathematics to understand the material.  ... 
doi:10.1145/1028174.971334 fatcat:2imhkzryenesfcmyp2wvs2i7im

Teaching of Discrete Mathematics [chapter]

Simone C. Mendes, Tiarajú A. Diverio, Dalcidio M. Claudio
2002 Networking the Learner  
This paper presents an alternative methodology of development for the discipline of Discrete Mathematics offered to courses in the area of computation.  ...  This way, we try to stimulate and provide students with an environment in which they can reach better results in order that it can contribute in the creative and constructive application of their knowledge  ...  The Mathematics teaching, specially the Discrete Mathematics for graduation courses of the computational area in Brazil, has not found yet a way to incorporate computational tools to the development of  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-0-387-35596-2_44 fatcat:wah754r2pjdjxdyxzut2tats2u

Recent awards reinforce society's commitment to service, teaching

2002 Computer  
Steven Skiena, Implementing Discrete Mathematics author "For outstanding contributions to undergraduate education in the areas of algorithms and discrete mathematics and for influential textbook and software  ...  In addition, the Computer Science and Engineering Undergraduate Teaching Award was presented in recognition of outstanding contributions to undergraduate education through teaching or helping to increase  ... 
doi:10.1109/mc.2002.1046981 fatcat:qpngfntddfbw5m7eyi3gopwwlm
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