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1 COP1332 Introduction to Programming Using Visual Basic.NET A journey into thinking Professor Walton

2 Opportunity to Learn 1/4/2004M J Walton2

3 Introduction Full Name Major, semester Level of computer programming expertise Something about yourself that would not be found in your resume 1/4/2004M J Walton3

4 Problem Solving There are 2 sons, each weighing 100 lbs., and a father, weighing 200 lbs, at a river. They have a boat and want to get to the other side of the river. The only problem is that the boat will hold only 200 lbs. without sinking. How do I get the three individuals across the river? 1/4/2004M J Walton4

5 What do you want from this course? 1/4/2004M J Walton5

6 Problem Solving You have a nice tall cake and you need to cut it into 8 equal size pieces. The only trouble is that you can only make three (3) cuts with the knife. What is the sequence to accomplish this task? 1/4/2004M J Walton6

7 ANGEL Provides for submission of sample programs and homework assignments Provides access to practice exams for each chapter Will be used to administer the mid-term and final exams mycourses.mdc.edu o Your MDC user name and password 1/4/2004M J Walton7

8 Course Information Web Site – Computer Courtyard/3109 o MyMDC account 1/4/2004M J Walton8

9 Things that Promote Success Attendance Reading text material before class Taking detail notes Create the examples in the textbook Playing around with VB.NET Asking questions Talking to Professor about confusion 1/4/2004M J Walton9

10 Problem Solving You are at a river with a boat, a chicken, a fox and a sack of chicken feed. You can take yourself and only one item at a time in the boat. You want to get the three items across the river without having anything lost (eaten). Each item must accompany you in the boat to get across the river. 1/4/2004M J Walton10

11 Why are you taking this course? 1/4/2004M J Walton11

12 Summary 1/4/2004M J Walton12

13 Read and Do 1/4/2004M J Walton13

14 What is your Vision? 1/4/2004M J Walton14

15 The outcome of the course depends on your Commitment! 1/4/2004M J Walton15

16 Let the Journey Begin 1/4/2004M J Walton16

17 What is a program? A set of instructions in the proper sequence that will accomplish a given task correctly, also referred to as an application. 1/4/2004M J Walton17

18 What is a Computer Program? A set of instructions that tells the computer hardware how to obtain input, what action to perform, and the output to produce. 1/4/2004M J Walton18

19 What Programs Do I nput Data (Values) P rocess (Calculations) O utput Results (Information) 1/4/2004M J Walton19

20 What is a Developer? One who develops a program (application) by writing the instructions (code) to produce a desired results, also referred to as a software engineer or computer programmer. 1/4/2004M J Walton20

21 Two Hats 21

22 Collaboration Exercise This exercise is has been developed by Michael J. Walton at Miami Dade College.

23 Make a Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich  Each person is to write the steps needed to make the sandwich. The following items are on the table:  A loaf of bread  A jar of peanut butter  A jar of jelly  A knife  A plate  Develop the steps. Work alone! Don’t look at your neighbor’s paper! No collaboration! No talking!

24 Integration  Compare each solution  Develop a composite solution  Integrate!!

25 Make a Turkey Sandwich  The team is to write the steps needed to make the sandwich. The following items are on the table:  A loaf of bread  A jar of mayonnaise  A jar of mustard  A package of sliced turkey  A knife  A plate  Develop the steps. Work as a team to produce one solution.

26 Design the control panel for a robotic device for moving items  Each group is to design the control panel to operate a Robotic device that is to move items in a warehouse environment. The robot must be able to do the following:  Move forward or backward  Turn left or right  Lift and set down objects  Work in pairs.  Integrate as a team...

27 Problem Solving You are at the river again with a 5-gallon and a 3- gallon bucket. You need to get exactly 4 gallons of water give or take a few drops for spillage. You have no other containers or measuring devices and you cannot get an approximate amount. What are the steps required to complete this task? 1/4/2004M J Walton27


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