2015 Dates through AP CS Exam

posted by: Mr. Bergquist 17 April 2016 No Comment

Here’s the schedule for getting us through the AP Exam and subsequent UW in HS exams.  Please let me know in advance if you will be out for any of our Exam dates.

Mon 4/18Super & Polymorphism Summary! (Start: Abstract Class & its Methods!) and
Polymorphism (& its Mysteries)  (Handout: Polymorphism & its Mysteries )
Additional Resources – Videos: Polymorphism & Casting & Using super (from previous presentation on super)
Quick Summary of Recursion (RecursiveExamples.java)
More Recursion Mystery Details & Practice

Tues 4/19 -Solutions for Practice MC quiz – 10 correct needed for an extra Raffle Ticket.
More on Polymorphism Mysteries & Recursion.

Thurs 4/21:  Sorting Algorithms & O-Complexity Summary. (do the BJP reading please!)
- Excellent Sort visualizations
- Not as effecitve BinarySearch Visualization
UW Videos:
binary search
Complexity
(very thorough, but a bit overwhelming “CheatSheet” PDF)

Fri 4/22: In Class Review: Multiple Choice Questions? Specific areas or topics? Requests welcome

[Sat 4/23 - TEALS is hosting a Mock AP Exam* hosted in Wallingford, (note the Programming Contest is the 23rd too) More details here.]

Our Final Schedule (subject to minor adjustments, let’s talk):
Tues, April 26th - Free Response Portion of the Final Mock AP Exam (50 min, maybe more)
Thur, April 28th - Multiple Choice Portion of the Final Mock AP Exam OR UW in HS exam (110 min)
- UW in HS exam Likely Topics include: Expressions, Array Mystery, Input Mystery, Inheritance/Polymorphism Mystery, Line-based and/or Token-based File Processing (Scanners), Array Programming, ArrayList Programming, Classes (creating a method within a class).  No Notes, only 2 Syntax sheets. Details on the final and UW in HS Scoring can be found here.
Thur, May 5th - Make up date for UW in HS exam – not Notes, only Syntax sheets (110 min)

[Sat, 4/30thAPCS & UW in HS Review Day and Ice Cream Social at UW]

Friday & Monday, 4/29 & 5/2nd -Mock AP Answers & Review

Tuesday, May 3rd – AP CS Exam!

Classwork Due Dates:
Monday, April 25th  last day for full points on Jumper classwork.
Thursday, May 5th - Last day for full points on Critters (Gridworld, part 4: Exercises: 1, 2, & 3 OR KingCrab.)
Last Day for sign off  TBD - Snake Project, then
On to working on Final Project of your own choice… Details to follow.

* Starred Events are not SPS nor Garfield HS events and you need to talk to your parents/guardians before registering or participating in them

Practice AP & UW in HS Exam Resources:

- AP Multiple Choice (MC) Practice – you recieved paper copy before break and solutions afterward.
AP Free Response Questions (FRQ) Samples from Previous Exams (Solutions are are under “Scoring Guidelines” Section) – you now need to sign in to access – try some!
 2014 AP CS Java Quick Reference!  (copy contained in the exam)
Quick Reference for AP Exam (old version with GridWorld for your Mock AP exam)
College Board’s Exam Tips for APCS A
Free AP MC Practice Site site (Sorry currently down)
AP Cram Sheet (from Ms. Hess of Tahoma HS)
AP CS Tips
Conditionals and for each Loops
Number representations: Decimal, Binary, Hexadecimal, & Octal (On Line Summary)
Our AP CS Exam Review pages - Super PowerPoint
UW 142 Class Summary with Videos, Lectures & Labs
Practice-It, especially sample Final 142 Exam questions
AP Grading Guidelines - not exact, may vary. Lowest 5: 77.50%, 4: 58.75%, 3: 46.25%, 2: 36.25%
Learnerator - has many ‘free’ multiple choice questions to try, but you need to pay to have “full access”.  Let me know what you think. Check online for discount codes or talk to me.

+ Sat 4/23 - TEALS is hosting a Mock AP Exam* hosted in Wallingford, (note the Programming Contest is the 23rd too) More details here.
+ Sat, 4/30th - AP CS Review Day & Ice Cream Social, 1-4pm at UW Paul G. Allen Center for Computer Science & Engineering - register to attend.

Starred Events are not SPS nor Garfield HS events and you need to talk to your parents/guardians before registering or participating in them

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