Problems in comprehending recursion and suggested solutions

@inproceedings{Sooriamurthi2001ProblemsIC,
  title={Problems in comprehending recursion and suggested solutions},
  author={Raja Sooriamurthi},
  booktitle={ITiCSE},
  year={2001}
}
Recursion is a very powerful and useful problem solving strategy. But, along with pointers and dynamic data structures, many beginning programmers consider recursion to be a difficult concept to master. This paper reports on a study of upper-division undergraduate students on their difficulty in comprehending the ideas behind recursion. Three issues emerged as the points of difficulty for the students: (1) insufficient exposure to declarative thinking in a programming context (2) inadequate… CONTINUE READING
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