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Sons, Linda R.||Beach, James W.

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M.S. (Master of Science)

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Department of Mathematics


Electronic digital computers


This paper attempts to show that it is both feasible and desirable for a secondary school to offer a course on electronic digital computers. This is done by examining various aspects of such a course and by discussing, as an example, a course which was taught by the author. The author has taught a secondary school computer course for two years, and this experience has convinced him that there is a need for more of these courses. It has been seen that the introduction of such courses into the high school curriculum is practical. Some of the reasons for offering a computer course are presented. The problems of beginning a computer course are presented. The importance of having a stored program computer and a competent instructor is pointed out. The type of course is discussed from the viewpoint of its place in the curriculum and why it should be an introductory course. A large list of books, resource materials, and some suggested problems for a high school computer course are also presented in the paper.


Includes bibliographical references.


vi, 70 pages




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