Algorithmic problem solving and novel associations

David Ginat*

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We elaborate on the essential role of novel associations between recognized task patterns and invoked algorithmic schemes, during algorithmic problem solving. We display three algorithmic tasks of different levels of difficulty, and characterize them by their required pattern-scheme associations.We display diverse student solutions to the tasks, which reflect different levels of competence; and suggest a series of considerations of which tutors should be aware upon selecting and posing algorithmic challenges to students.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3-11
Number of pages9
JournalOlympiads in Informatics
StatePublished - 2011
EventInternational Conference Joint with the 23rd International Olympiad in Informatics, IOI 2011 - Pattaya City, Thailand
Duration: 22 Jul 201129 Jul 2011


  • Algorithmic schemes
  • Patterns
  • Problem solving


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