Monday, February 7, 2011

A view from computer science college professors

I hear from a friend who teaches college computer science that many CS educators agree on the following:
  1. There is too much emphasis on calculus, and more focus should be placed on discrete mathematics (graph theory, logic, automata theory, etc) and statistics.
  2. K-12 education places too much emphasis on memorization at the expense of conceptual understanding.  This leaves college students ill-prepared for their computer science course work.
Interesting.

Cross posted at Kitchen Table Math

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