Ask questions about what parts of a program change to help students identify times when a variable is needed.

  • When you are trying to motivate variable use in a program, ask students:
    • What might be changing in this program?
    • How is it changing?
  • With the help of these motivating questions, you can then point out that we need a variable to keep track of that thing that is changing!

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    Interview with Aaron Cadle.