Use physical activities to demonstrate sorting algorithms and help students build intuition about how these algorithms work. Like(2088 Likes)
Have students act as elements walking through a network to sort themselves to teach students about how Sorting Networks function. Like(2057 Likes)
Have students find the best method of sorting a group of unknown weights to teach them about sorting algorithms. Like(2068 Likes)
Use in-class clicker questions to identify students struggling at the beginning of the course so you can reach out to them. Like(1444 Likes)
Have pairs of students aim to achieve the same patterns on Battleship boards to teach them the precision necessary for algorithmic design. Like(1472 Likes)
Help students find bugs by drawing or writing out what their code does at each step. Like(1434 Likes)
Misconception: Students believe that in a primitive assignment, x = y could be the equivalent of y = x; they think that the computer science “=” sign is the same as the mathematical “=” sign. Like(1412 Likes)
Misconception: Students think that both the IF and the ELSE cases of a conditional are executed every single time a conditional runs. Like(1478 Likes)
Misconception: Students believe that a method can only be called once on a given object. Like(1471 Likes)
Trace through example code in class to show and encourage students to debug effectively Like(1465 Likes)
Misconception: Students think that two different variables cannot refer to the same object. Like(1674 Likes)
Misconception: Students believe that reference pointers go both directions such that objects know what points to them. Like(523 Likes)
Misconception: Students think that it’s possible to write methods that add attributes to a Java class. Like(526 Likes)
Misconception: Students believe that methods in different classes cannot have the same name. Like(519 Likes)
Misconception: Students believe that boolean values can only be used in conditionals. Like(537 Likes)
Teach students to storyboard in Alice so they know a systematic process to follow when approaching challenging problems. Like(544 Likes)
Misconception: Students create a new instance variable when they only need a local variable. Like(531 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(517 Likes)