Computational Thinking: The New Buzz

R., Ramanujam (2022) Computational Thinking: The New Buzz. At Right Angles (13). pp. 23-31. ISSN 2582-1873

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As someone working on problems in computer science in the 1980’s, I often used to be asked: What languages do you work in? I would typically answer, deliberately misunderstanding the question: Mostly in English, sometimes also in Tamil. In those days, working with computers meant writing programs in Fortran or Cobol or C, and that was what the questioner was asking about. My answer was about the programming language being irrelevant, the underlying concepts being more important. In fact, a more precise but entirely obscure answer would have been first order logic, and to a lesser extent, algebra, these being the languages for abstract reasoning about computation.

Item Type: Articles in APF Magazines
Authors: R., Ramanujam
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Uncontrolled Keywords: School mathematics, computational thinking, problem solving, decomposition, pattern recognition, abstraction, algorithm
Subjects: Natural Sciences > Mathematics
Divisions: Azim Premji University > University Publications > At Right Angles
Full Text Status: Public
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