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My friend Dan Forhan who teaches at St. Peter Marian HS in Worcester MA is blogging about teaching oop.

Here's what the students need help on according to a report from the Chief Reader David Reed:


students did reasonably well, some confusion on OOP concepts

?? common error: not understanding class vs. interface

e.g., interface definition with instance variables and constructor

e.g., Set s = new Set(); instead of Set s = new HashSet();

?? common error: not recognizing when inherited data/methods could be used

e.g., overriding parent class instance variables & methods, failure to call super

You can help your students if you review these concepts with them.



Posted on Monday, October 31, 2005 11:50 AM | Back to top

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