I have been working on the regular expression work with formal languages for the last week. I have been watching my students struggle with the work and what is required. Many became disinterested in this. Last night I went through some of the work I did as part of the EDEM course and using the resources had them use this material, working through the university slides students were able to understand what was happening, what each part did. The questions I was getting at the end of the period showed that students have taken to this, I even included the design of a form that allowed for pattern expression to be run from within the browser rather than using a backend script. This allows for students to develop and test the process straight away.
Need to look at what is expected: