Unit 10: Post-AP Exam Projects (4–5 weeks)

Unit 4: Arrays, Lists, & Files (4 weeks)

The following curriculum map is a Day-by-Day listing of the AP Computer Science course in chronological order. Each row represents one Day of class, based on a medium-paced class. Readings from the textbook and homework assignments are included on the Day when they should be assigned. Refer to the Introduction document for information about how to adjust this pacing for your specific classroom.

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Title

In Class

Reading

Homework

4.00

Test Review & Reteach

Review test

7.1 up to Arrays and Methods

Test corrections

4.01

Array Basics

WS 4.1 Poster 4.2

7.1 For-Each Loop and The Arrays Class

SC 7.1, 7.7, 7.9

4.02

For-Each Loop & Arrays Class

WS 4.2

7.2 up to Reversing an Array

SC 7.12-7.14

4.03

Printing, Searching, & Testing for Equality

WS 4.3 Mini-lessons

SC 7.14-7.17, E 7.3

4.03

Printing, Searching, & Testing for Equality (Day 2)

7.3

SC 7.19-7.21

4.04

Reference Semantics

WS 4.4 7.4 up to Command-Line Arguments

E 7.9, 7.10

4.05

Shifting Values & Arrays of Objects

SC 7.22, 7.23, 7.25, 7.26, 7.30; E 7.16

7.4 Nested Arrays, 7.5 Rectangular Two Dimensional Arrays

SC 7.27-7.29, E 7.14

4.06

Nested Loop Algorithms & Rectangular Arrays

WS 4.6

10.1 up to Adding to and Removing from an ArrayList

SC [TBD][]

4.07

ArrayList

Grudgeball Poster 4.7

Outline Ch. 7 and 10.1

4.08

Finding & Fixing Errors

Fix HW

Review Ch. 7, 10.1 for Magpie lab

Submit questions for review

4.09 01

[Magpie Chatbot Lab][] (Day 1)

Magpie Chatbot Lab Activity 1 & 2

Barron's Ch. 6 (8th or later: Ch. 7)

4.09 02

[Magpie Chatbot Lab][] (Day 2)

Magpie Chatbot Lab Activity 2

Barron's Ch. 6 (8th or later: Ch. 7)

4.09 03

[Magpie Chatbot Lab][] (Day 3)

Magpie Chatbot Lab Activity 3

Barron's Ch. 6 (8th or later: Ch. 7)

4.09 04

[Magpie Chatbot Lab][] (Day 4)

Magpie Chatbot Lab Activity 4

Barron's Ch. 6 (8th or later: Ch. 7)practice questions

4.09 05

[Magpie Chatbot Lab][] (Day 5)

Magpie Chatbot Lab Activity 5

Check and correct Barron's Ch. 6 (8th or later: Ch. 7) questions

4.09a 01

Steganography Lab (Day 1)

Steganography Lab Activity 1

Barron's Ch. 6 (8th or later: Ch. 7)

4.09a 02

Steganography Lab (Day 2)

Steganography Lab Activity 2

Barron's Ch. 6 (8th or later: Ch. 7)

4.09a 03

Steganography Lab (Day 3)

Steganography Lab Activity 3

Barron's Ch. 6 (8th or later: Ch. 7)

4.09a 04

Steganography Lab (Day 4)

Steganography Lab Activity 4

Barron's Ch. 6 (8th or later: Ch. 7)

4.09a 05

Steganography Lab (Day 5)

Steganography Lab Activity 5

Barron's Ch. 6 (8th or later: Ch. 7)practice questions

4.09a 06

Steganography Lab (Day 6)

Steganography Lab Activity 5 (Day 2)

Check and correct Barron's Ch. 6 (8th or later: Ch. 7) questions

4.09b

Open-Ended Programming Project

4.10

Review

Review questions WS 4.10 practice test

Study

4.99

Unit 4 test

Test 3 Section I Test 3 Section II

4.00

Lesson 4.00

Test Review & Reteach

Objectives

Students will re-learn or strengthen content knowledge and skills from Unit 3.

Assessments

Students will re-submit test answers with updated corrections for partial or full credit, depending on instructor preference.

In Class

Review test

Reading

7.1 up to "Arrays and Methods"

Homework

Test corrections

4.01

Lesson 4.01

Array Basics

Objectives

Students will define, populate, and access arrays.

Assessments

Students will complete manipulatives exercises on WS 4.1.1

In Class

WS 4.1 Poster 4.2

Reading

7.1 "For-Each Loop" and "The Arrays Class"

Homework

SC 7.1,7,9

4.02

Lesson 4.02

For-Each Loop & Arrays Class

Objectives

Students will define, populate, and access arrays.

Assessments

Students will complete manipulatives exercises on WS 4.2

In Class

WS 4.2

Reading

7.2 up to "Reversing an Array"

Homework

SC 7.12–14

4.03.1

Lesson 4.03

Printing, Searching, & Testing for Equality (Day 1)

Objectives

Students will be able to manipulate single-dimension arrays using a variety of array transversal algorithms.

Assessments

Students will teach a mini-lesson on printing, searching/replacing, testing for equality, reversing an array, or string traversal. Students will complete a quiz at the end of Day 2.

In Class

WS 4.3 Teach mini-lessons

Reading

Homework

SC 7.14–17 E 7.3

4.03.2

Lesson 4.03

Printing, Searching, & Testing for Equality (Day 2)

Objectives

Assessments

In Class

Reading

7.3

Homework

SC 7.19–21

4.04

Lesson 4.04

Reference Semantics

Objectives

Students will be able to compare and contrast how primitives and arrays are treated when passed as parameters.

Assessments

Students will complete graphic organizers and a worksheet. Some students will complete a Pokémon Challenge for extra credit.

In Class

WS 4.4

Reading

7.4 up to "Command-Line Arguments"

Homework

EX 7.9–10

4.05

Lesson 4.05

Shifting Values & Arrays of Objects

Objectives

Students will be able to shift elements within an array and construct arrays of objects.

Assessments

Students will complete Practice questions and model memory manipulation using array whiteboards.

In Class

SC 7.22,23,25,26,30 E 7.16

Reading

7.4 "Nested Arrays" 7.5 "Rectangular Two Dimensional Arrays"

Homework

SC 7.27–29 E 7.14

4.06

Lesson 4.06

Nested Loop Algorithms & Rectangular Arrays

Objectives

Students will correctly adjust nested loop headers for use with arrays Students will correctly construct two-dimensional arrays

Assessments

Students will complete WS 4.6

In Class

WS 4.6

Reading

10.1 up to "Adding to and Removing from an ArrayList"

Homework

SC [_TBD_]

4.07

Lesson 4.07

ArrayList

Objectives

Students will construct code using ArrayList Students will predict the output of methods that take arrays as parameters and/or return arrays.

Assessments

Students will evaluate statements and predict output during a game of Grudgeball.

In Class

Grudgeball Poster 4.7

Reading

Homework

Outline Ch. 7 and 10.1

4.08

Lesson 4.08

Finding & Fixing Errors

Objectives

Students will find errors in their returned homework assignments, and correct their code.

Assessments

Students will re-submit all homework assignments with corrected answers.

In Class

Fix homework

Reading

Review Ch. 7, 10.1 for Magpie lab

Homework

Submit questions for review

4.09.1

Lesson 4.09

Magpie Lab (Day 1)

Objectives

Students will complete a long-form lab, using if statements, algorithms, the String class, arrays, and ArrayLists.

Assessments

Students will complete the College Board's AP CS A Magpie Chatbot Lab. Students will answer assessment questions on the fourth class exam.

In Class

Lab: [Magpie Chatbot Lab][] Magpie Chatbot Lab Activity 1 & 2

Reading

Barron's Ch. 6 (8th or later: Ch. 7)

Homework

4.09.2

Lesson 4.09

Magpie Lab (Day 2)

Objectives

Assessments

In Class

Magpie Chatbot Lab Activity 2

Reading

Barron's Ch. 6 (8th or later: Ch. 7)

Homework

4.09.3

Lesson 4.09

Magpie Lab (Day 3)

Objectives

Assessments

In Class

Magpie Chatbot Lab Activity 3

Reading

Barron's Ch. 6 (8th or later: Ch. 7)

Homework

4.09.4

Lesson 4.09

Magpie Lab (Day 4)

Objectives

Assessments

In Class

Magpie Chatbot Lab Activity 4

Reading

Homework

Barron's Ch. 6 (8th or later: Ch. 7)practice questions

4.09.5

Lesson 4.09

Magpie Lab (Day 5)

Objectives

Assessments

In Class

Magpie Chatbot Lab Activity 5

Reading

Homework

Check and correct Barron's Ch. 6 (8th or later: Ch. 7) questions

4.09a.1

Lesson 4.09a

Steganography Lab (Day 1)

Objectives

Students will complete a long-form lab, using arithmetic expressions, methods, if statements, algorithms, while/for loops, arrays, and ArrayLists.

Assessments

Students will complete the College Board's AP CS A Steganography Lab. Students will answer end of activity Check your understanding and open-ended activity.

In Class

Lab: Steganography Lab Steganography Lab Activity 1

Reading

Barron's Ch. 6 (8th or later: Ch. 7)

Homework

4.09a.2

Lesson 4.09a

Steganography Lab (Day 2)

Objectives

Assessments

In Class

Steganography Lab Activity 2

Reading

Barron's Ch. 6 (8th or later: Ch. 7)

Homework

4.09a.3

Lesson 4.09a

Steganography Lab (Day 3)

Objectives

Assessments

In Class

Steganography Lab Activity 3

Reading

Homework

Barron's Ch. 6 (8th or later: Ch. 7)practice questions

4.09a.4

Lesson 4.09a

Steganography Lab (Day 4)

Objectives

Assessments

In Class

Steganography Lab Activity 4

Reading

Homework

Check and correct Barron's Ch. 6 (8th or later: Ch. 7) questions

4.09a.5

Lesson 4.09a

Steganography Lab (Day 5)

Objectives

Assessments

In Class

Steganography Lab Activity 5

Reading

Homework

Check and correct Barron's Ch. 6 (8th or later: Ch. 7) questions

4.09a.6

Lesson 4.09a

Steganography Lab (Day 6)

Objectives

Assessments

In Class

Steganography Lab Activity 5 (Day 2)

Reading

Homework

Check and correct Barron's Ch. 6 (8th or later: Ch. 7) questions

4.10

Lesson 4.10

Review

Objectives

Students will identify weaknesses in their Unit 4 knowledge.

Assessments

Students will create a personalized list of review topics to guide tonight's study session.

In Class

Review questions WS 4.10 Practice test

Reading

Homework

Study

4.99

Unit 4 Test

Arrays, Lists & Files

In Class

Test 3 Section I Test 3 Section II

4.09b

Lesson 4.09b

Open-Ended Programming Project

Objectives

Students will be able to conduct user-centered research, plan and create, test evaluate and share

Assessments

Students will apply if-else, String methods to implement a software application and Submit a complete, functional program.

In Class

Reading

Homework

Conduct user-centered research to find design opportunities and barriers.

Abbreviations

  • WS — Worksheet

  • SC — Self-Check problem (in the textbook)

  • EX — Exercise (in the textbook)

  • PP — Programming Project (in the textbook)