Using market basket analysis to integrate and motivate topics in discrete structures

Michael R. Wick, Paul J. Wagner
2006 Proceedings of the 37th SIGCSE technical symposium on Computer science education - SIGCSE '06  
Nearly every computer science curriculum includes a course called "Discrete Structures" or "Discrete Mathematics". Over the past few years, considerable attention has been paid to this course in an attempt to overcome the misperception by students that the material is mathematics and not related to computer science. Most of these efforts deal with attempting to explicitly show students the application of discrete mathematics within computer science. We present an application that adds to the
more » ... orts of this community by giving instructors a modern, powerful, and elegant example to motivate student engagement in discrete structures.
doi:10.1145/1121341.1121440 dblp:conf/sigcse/WickW06 fatcat:ofnpfxxywjgjdfjo6hlyzqvoge