What do olympiad tasks measure?
- Article: What do olympiad tasks measure?
- Author(s): Troy Vasiga, Gordon Cormack, Graeme Kemkes
- Journal: Olympiads in Informatics 2 (2008), 181-191
Abstract: At all levels of difficulty, the principal focus of olympiad tasks should be problem solving. Implementation complexity, esoteric knowledge requirements and mystery distract from problem solving, particularly for problems deemed to be of low or intermediate difficulty. We suggest criteria for analysing potential tasks and illustrate these criteria by examining several tasks.
Keywords: computing competitions, problem solving
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