A first year common course on computational problem solving and programming (abstract only)

@inproceedings{Char2014AFY,
  title={A first year common course on computational problem solving and programming (abstract only)},
  author={Bruce W. Char and Thomas T. Hewett},
  booktitle={SIGCSE},
  year={2014}
}
This is work-in-progress on an entry-level course on computational problem-solving and programming for engineering students. It has been run since 2006 at our institution at a scale of 800 students/term, as a hybrid in-person lab and out-of-class on-line autograded exercises using Maple TA. The course is in the process of changing languages (from Maple to Matlab), with upgraded resources: a lecture period, some manually graded assignments, projects, and automatic code testing. To date the… CONTINUE READING