Friday, November 06, 2009

Almost end of 1st quarter update

The kids are doing quite well in Java. The fraction calculator project is well under way. It's interesting to see the moment that something clicks in their mind. They'd be struggling with the whole concept of StringTokenizers and after two or three days, you can see that little light going off. It's pretty cool.
Also, nothing beats actually getting them up on the board to write code to make everything absolutely clear.
Right now, trying to get them to factor out chucks of code in their main method into actual reusable methods.