Teaching Programming Through The "Modular Arithmetic" Math Project
Keywords:Teaching Programming, Discrete Mathematics, Modular Arithmetic, Concept Map
Project-based approach was integrated into the Computer science programme at New Bulgarian University to enhance the learning process for first year students. A multidisciplinary project based on main concepts of Programming and Discrete mathematics was designed and developed. The concepts and relations between them were presented by concepts maps and the tasks were ordered according to revised Bloom's taxonomy. So it became possible to evaluate the cognitive learning levels of the students from simple remembering of information to analyzing and creating, to improve the self-learning skills, the ability to search for new information, working in teams and communication skills. The students had the opportunity to apply algorithms related to different data structures, memory and time optimisation that are used in the business and to integrate different programming technologies in a project.