Use Easter eggs and a seed sorter to teach arrays of objects because students find arrays of objects hard and need the additional scaffolding.

  • Easter eggs and seed sorters are useful for illustrating 2D array of objects because they easter eggs act as the objects and the seed sorter acts as the spaces in memory that contain the 2D array.
    • You could also Ping-Pong balls or other small items that would fit into the seed sorter as objects.
    • Inexpensive props can be purchased at the dollar store.
  • Explain to students that without methods, the Easter egg is useless.
    • Methods for the Easter egg might include openEgg, seeInsideEgg, etc.

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Interview with Seth Reichelson