Title: AN APPROACH TO MAKING DYNAMIC PROGRAMMING EASIER FOR STUDENTS IN THE COMPUTER SCIENCE CURRICULUM

Issue Number: Vol. 2, No. 4
Year of Publication: Oct - 2016
Page Numbers: 157-165
Authors: Ahmed Elshafeey, Neamat S.Abd Elkader, M.zorkany
Journal Name: The International Journal of E-Learning and Educational Technologies in the Digital Media (IJEETDM)
- Hong Kong
DOI:  http://dx.doi.org/10.17781/P002223

Abstract:


Dynamic Programming (DP) is an important subject in the computer science curriculum that is usually covered in an algorithms course. Nonetheless, many students find DP difficult to understand. This paper presents an approach to making the subject easier for students. Our approach is based on introducing the topic early in the curriculum and on starting with easy and interesting problems. We report on our experience applying this approach to students in a CS2 class, which showed positive results.