A competitive programming approach to a university introductory algorithms course

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This paper is based on our experiences on teaching a university introductory algorithms course using ideas from competitive programming. The problems are solved using a real programming language and automatically tested using a set of test cases. Like in programming contests, there are no hints and well-known problems are not used. The purpose of such problems, compared to traditional problems, is to better improve the problem solving skills of the students. © 2017 IOI, Vilnius University.
Original languageEnglish
JournalOlympiads in Informatics
Pages (from-to)87-92
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2017
MoE publication typeA4 Article in conference proceedings
EventConference of International Conference Joint with the 29th International Olympiad in Informatics, IOI 2017 - Tehran, Iran, Islamic Republic of
Duration: 28 Jul 20174 Aug 2017

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  • 113 Computer and information sciences

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