Well, my predictions for the 2015 AP CS A Free Response were close this year as usual.
There was a matrix question again this year. It was pretty simple and was not a matrix of references this year. This question had part a, b, and c with b and calling a and c calling b.
There were 2 class creation questions again this year. I guess you can say that is a trend.
One was a string question just involving simple class creation. The other was writing and implementing an interface.
There was an ArrayList of classes again. The sparse array was a cool way of creating a matrix. It seemed much like an old AB question as we used maps to to make grids back in the day.
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I have posted slides with my solutions and a java student project that has shells and no solutions. This project will allow students to punch in their code and see if works.
There are review slides for the AP Computer Science A exam for years 2006, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015. There are student java projects in place now for many of the AP Computer Science Free Response sections.
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