Using visualization to teach novices recursion
This paper describes an approach for introducing recursion, as part of a course for novice programmers. The course is designed to make use of a 3-D animation world-builder as a visualization tool that allows students to see their own programs in action. One of the pedagogical goals of the course is to enable the student to gain an intuitive sense of and mathematical insight into the recursive process. The software, examples of animation using recursion, and some experiences in using this approach are discussed.
Proceedings of the Conference on Integrating Technology into Computer Science Education, ITiCSE
Dann, Wanda; Cooper, Stephen; and Pausch, Randy, "Using visualization to teach novices recursion" (2001). Faculty Articles Indexed in Scopus. 2246.