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
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
What do you want from this course? 1/4/2004M J Walton5
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
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
Course Information Web Site – http://mycourses.mdc.edu Computer Courtyard/3109 o MyMDC account 1/4/2004M J Walton8
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
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
Why are you taking this course? 1/4/2004M J Walton11 http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9139190/Salary_Survey_2009
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
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
What Programs Do I nput Data (Values) P rocess (Calculations) O utput Results (Information) 1/4/2004M J Walton19
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
Collaboration Exercise This exercise is has been developed by Michael J. Walton at Miami Dade College.
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!
Integration Compare each solution Develop a composite solution Integrate!!
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.
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...
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