I want students to be able to keep track of the elements of vectors.
I also want them to become familiar with the common operations:
I want them to be able to predict what happens to a vector during
a sequence of operations. This is important for tests and for tracing
through code. I think I can make another Flash animation module with
hints that show the vector’s contents.
Then I want them to be able to complete the Text Twist exercise.
I’ll need to teach them how to define comparators and to use Collections.sort.
Plan for Friday:
Submit to me an algorithm in English on paper _before_ you code.
- reading through the dictionary and getting a Vector of all the words that are contained in the given letters
- reading through the dictionary and getting a Vector of all the words that are contained in the given letters, sorting this by length
- reading through the dictionary and picking a random 7-letter word, then scrambling the letters in that word
- advanced: creating a simple graphical user interface: label, text field, “Enter” button, “New Game” button, “Twist” button.
- advanced: make a Text Twist clone. ;)