Syllabus for CS 108, Problem Solving

Fall 2000


Week 1 - 7 September to 11 September

Introduction

Week 2 - 14 September to 18 September

Analyze the problem: Break the problem down into pieces and classify the pieces.

Week 3 - 21 September to 25 September

Devise a solution: Create and solve simple versions of the problem.

Week 4 - 28 September to 2 October

Solve the problem: Can you justify each step in the solution?

Week 5 - 5 October to 9 October

Analyze the solution - Is it correct?

Week 6 - 12 October to 16 October

Analyze the problem - Can you break down the problem?

Week 7 - 19 October to 23 October

Devise a solution - Have you solved this problem before?

Week 8 - 26 October to 30 October

Solve the problem - Are your steps correct?

Week 9 - 2 November to 6 November

Analyze the solution - Did you solve this problem well?

Week 10 - 9 November to 13 November

Analyze the problem - Have you seen this problem before?

Week 11 - 16 November to 20 November

Devise a solution - Can you restate the problem?

No class - 23 November, Thanksgiving break

Week 12 - 27 November to 30 November

Solve the problem - Is your argument clear?

Week 13 - 4 December to 7 December

Analyze the solution - Is there something to remember for next time?

Week 14 - 11 December to 14 December

Recapitulation


This page last modified on 3 October 2000.