AP CompSci-A

AP Computer Science A with Java 11.0160010               AP Course Anonymous Survey
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Software Download Instructions for Dr. Java: STEP #1) Your first step is to install the Java JDK Compiler from Oracle’s website.   Be sure to down load JDK for your specific O/S (eg windows or MAC).When you click on the JDK download link above, save the file to your hard drive in a new folder called _temp then double-click on that file from windows explorer to run and install the JDK on your home computer.Be sure to completly power down (cold reboot) your computer before moving onto step #2.  This will assure that the compiler is completly installed to your root directory. STEP #2) Install JDK in Step#1 above first. Once JDK is installed and you’ve cold rebooted your computer… then install DrJava from their website (6MB).  Again, pending your computer’s O/S, select the “Download Windows App” or “Download MAC OS X App” *** Use Current Stable Release App ONLY! Not the Beta version!!


1st Semester Assignments: Chapter_01 Computer Systems Ch01.ppt (Adobe Acrobat File PDF)

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Chapter_02   Objects && Primitive Data Types Ch02.ppt (Adobe Acrobat File PDF)

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Chapter_03 Conditional && Looping Statements
Ch03.ppt (Adobe Acrobat File PDF)

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Chapter_04  Writing Classes
Ch04.ppt (Adobe Acrobat File PDF)
Initial Tutorial with Chicken6th (Constructor Class) && ChickenCoop6th (Driver Class)

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2nd Semester Assignments: Chapter_05   Enhancing Classes Chapter 5 labs will be handled as inclass assignments andworksheets.  Note that this chapter is mostly conceptual in nature.  Chapter 5 concepts and assessments will be workedinto Chapter 7 and Chapter 6 quizzes and tests. Ch05.ppt (Adobe Acrobat File PDF)

Chapter_06   Arrays, ArrayLists && Sorting Arrays –
Ch06.ppt (Adobe Acrobat File PDF)

Array images: one, two, three

Lab Exercise 6-4 Array Sizes Key Java Concepts Worksheet

TechFair Programming Challenge 1

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Chapter_07 Inheritance && Interfaces
Ch07.ppt (Adobe Acrobat File PDF) Go to Java Ranch and study;

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Chapter_08   Recursion

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CASE  STUDIES: PictureLabStudentGuide with 2D Arrays!

  1. APcompSci_StudentWorksheet_PictureLab-01
  2. APcompSci_StudentWorksheet_PictureLab-02
  3. APcompSci_StudentWorksheet_PictureLab-03
  4. APcompSci_StudentWorksheet_PictureLab-04
  5. APcompSci_StudentWorksheet_PictureLab-05

MagpieLabStudentGuide_Sept2014  with Strings and Arrays

  1. APcompSci_StudentWorksheet_MagPie-01
  2. APcompSci_StudentWorksheet_MagPie-02

 ElevensCardLab_StudentGuide with ArrayLists and Abstract Classes

  1. APcompSci_StudentWorksheet_ElevensCards-01
  2. APcompSci_StudentWorksheet_ElevensCards-02
  3. APcompSci_StudentWorksheet_ElevensCards-03
  4. APcompSci_StudentWorksheet_ElevensCards-04

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