Majo 2016 archive

GR3

Dear public internet diary, Today I decided to pay for the GRE fee with my credit card, because I need to get the test over with so I can apply to colleges before the September – December deadlines, but I don’t think I’ll have the spare cash in June. (The financially awkward part of being …

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Jeopardy for Computer Science

Sometimes, class gets quiet. Especially during review days, students usually don’t speak up on their own to ask questions. So, this semester I wrote a little Jeopardy program and used it for both of my classes. The students at the community college I’m teaching at seemed to enjoy it; I was even asked to make …

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Kind words

When I was a student, I always tried to leave nice messages on my final exams / final submissions, so it is really nice to get the same from my students now that I’m teaching. 🙂 I’m going to keep these for posterity! I’m sorry it’s late. Have a great summer, and thank you for …

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Visual problem solving with SDL2

I am assembling some projects in my Challenge Topics repository on GitHub (https://github.com/Rachels-Courses/Challenge-Topics). These are projects that I’ve written to show in class, asking the students to come up with a better algorithm to solve some problem. Here are some examples: With this one, a linear and a random search are implemented to search a …

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