CSC 161 Grinnell College Spring, 2014
 
Imperative Problem Solving and Data Structures
 
 

CSC 161 Module to Introduce Conditionals, Loops, and Scribbler 2 Motion

Introduction

This module introduces CSC 161 students to several fundamental elements of programming in C, including:

  1. using conditional statements (e.g., if, switch),
  2. using loops (e.g., initialization, iteration, condition testing, loop body with for, while), and
  3. introducing motion with the Scribbler 2 robot.

Day-by-day Details

Day Topic Preparation In-class Due Date Availability
for
Extra
Credit
Wednesday, January 29 Module 001: Conditionals, Loops, and Motion Examples    
Friday, January 31 Types and Variables (with casting)
  • Reading from Text
    • King: Sections 7.1-7.5, pages 125-148, OR
    • Kernighan & Ritchie, 1.1, 2.1-2.4, 2.7
Types and Variables Lab    
Monday, February 3 Conditionals, Scribbler 2
  • Motion
  • Sensors
Conditionals Lab    
Tuesday, February 4 Loops and Scribbler 2 Motion Loops Lab   Extra credit available if submitted by Tuesday, February 18.
Wednesday, February 5 Project   Robot performs looped actions and sounds Tuesday, February 11  
Friday, February 7 Supplemental Problem 1   Supplemental Problem 1 (done individually) Friday, February 7  

Project Options

Working in pairs, students should develop a program that includes these elements:

Together with the program, a student pair must write a paragraph that describes what steps are needed to demonstrate the program is working correctly (this can be pseudocode).

Project Submission

As with Project 000, submission of your project should come in two parts:

Some additional guidelines follow:

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