Breaking the routine: Events to complement informatics olympiad training

Burton, B 2008, 'Breaking the routine: Events to complement informatics olympiad training', Olympiads in Informatics, vol. 2, pp. 5-15.


Document type: Journal Article
Collection: Journal Articles

Title Breaking the routine: Events to complement informatics olympiad training
Author(s) Burton, B
Year 2008
Journal name Olympiads in Informatics
Volume number 2
Start page 5
End page 15
Total pages 11
Publisher Institute of Mathematics and Informatics
Abstract Like many other countries, Australia holds live-in schools to train and select students for the International Olympiad in Informatics. Here we discuss some of the more interesting events at these schools that complement the usual routine of lectures, problems and exams. In particular we focus on three events: (i) codebreakers, aimed at designing tests and finding counterexamples; (ii) ``B-sessions'', aimed at implementation and rigour; and (iii) team events, which use challenges in cryptography and information security to encourage teamwork in a competitive setting. Practical issues are also discussed.
Subject Mathematics and Numeracy Curriculum and Pedagogy
Science, Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy
Educational Technology and Computing
Keyword(s) Programming contests
training
testing
implementation
teamwork
ISSN 1822-7732
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