Use physical activities to demonstrate sorting algorithms and help students build intuition about how these algorithms work. Like(481 Likes)
Have students act as elements walking through a network to sort themselves to teach students about how Sorting Networks function. Like(492 Likes)
Have students find the best method of sorting a group of unknown weights to teach them about sorting algorithms. Like(489 Likes)
Use in-class clicker questions to identify students struggling at the beginning of the course so you can reach out to them. Like(468 Likes)
Have pairs of students aim to achieve the same patterns on Battleship boards to teach them the precision necessary for algorithmic design. Like(474 Likes)
Misconception: Students believe that in a primitive assignment, a = b sets a to b as well as b to a. Like(464 Likes)
Misconception: Students think that both the IF and the ELSE cases of a conditional are executed every single time a conditional runs. Like(469 Likes)
Misconception: Students believe that a method can only be called once on a given object. Like(457 Likes)
Misconception: Students think that two different variables cannot refer to the same object. Like(457 Likes)
Misconception: Students believe that reference pointers go both directions such that objects know what points to them. Like(193 Likes)
Misconception: Students think that it’s possible to write methods that add attributes to a Java class. Like(194 Likes)
Misconception: Students believe that methods in different classes cannot have the same name. Like(196 Likes)
Misconception: Students believe that boolean values can only be used in conditionals. Like(198 Likes)
Teach students to storyboard in Alice so they know a systematic process to follow when approaching challenging problems. Like(198 Likes)
Misconception: Students create a new instance variable when they only need a local variable. Like(213 Likes)
Misconception: Students think that when they create a new variable within a function, that function will automatically return that variable’s value when executed. Like(202 Likes)