Commonsense computing: what students know before we teach (episode 1: sorting)


We examine students' commonsense understanding of computer science concepts before they receive any formal instruction in the field. Specifically, we asked students on the first day of a CS1 class to describe in English how they would arrange a set of numbers in ascending, sorted order. We repeated the experiment with students in an introductory economics… (More)
DOI: 10.1145/1151588.1151594

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