Have students write many small, simple classes in Java to scaffold their learning of the basics of object-oriented programming.

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  • Increase the complexity of the classes you write with your students as you move through the course.
    • For example, the first class you write should only contain one instance variable and one method.
    • After writing a class as a group, assign adding to or modifying the class for homework.
      • For instance, students could modify a method or add an instance variable.
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