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ERIC Number: EJ724779
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 18
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 26
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0731-9258
Reducing Abstraction When Learning Graph Theory
Hazzan, Orit; Hadar, Irit
Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, v24 n3 p255-272 2005
This article presents research on students' understanding of basic concepts in Graph Theory. Students' understanding is analyzed through the lens of the theoretical framework of reducing abstraction (Hazzan, 1999). As it turns out, in spite of the relative simplicity of the concepts that are introduced in the introductory part of a traditional Graph Theory course, some students exhibit ways of thinking that indicate a reduction of the level of abstraction. The importance of this study is derived from the importance of graph algorithms in any computer science curriculum and the centrality of the concept of abstraction in computer science education. (Contains 7 figures.)
Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education, P.O. Box 1545, Chesapeake, VA 23327-1545. Tel: 757-366-5606.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Israel