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Introduction to Programming Problem Solving What Kind of Problems have you Solved so far? • How many of you have travelled to Leicester from another town? • How many of you have been on a long journey of any sort? • Take a few minutes to write a list of all of the problems you faced over the last few months to get here. Step 1 – Identify the Problem “I need to arrive in Leicester to enrol at University during enrolment week. When I arrive in Leicester I need to have a place to stay and money.” Step 2 – Identify the tools to help you. You will probably have used the following... • Train / bus timetables • Telephone to make arrangements • Forms to apply for student loans • Discussion with friends and family to get help and advice Step 3 – How close are you to a solution? • As you solve the problem you will constantly be comparing your solution with the problem. • “Have I used all of the tools to create a suitable solution to the problem?” Programming and Problem Solving The The language problems changes. change Problem solving skills stay the same!
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