A+ Computer Science
AP Computer Science
GridWorld Case Study Materials

The Best AP Computer Science
GridWorld Case Study Materials!

Why should the
GridWorld Case Study
be used all year long?

  • GridWorld is a great recruiting tool as it is graphical and engaging.
  • Students LOVE working with graphics.
  • Students LOVE working with GridWorld.
  • Gridworld allows students to learn objects early and all year long.
  • Gridworld helps students learn inheritance.
  • The GridWorld Case Study accounts for 25% of the AP CS A exam.
  • Students will score well on the AP CS exam if they have experience with GridWorld.
  • GridWorld makes creating GAMES easy.
  • Students LOVE making GAMES! 
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A+ Computer Science provides
a totally original approach
for purposefully integrating
the GridWorld Case Study
all year long.

  • GridWorld is used from day one.
  • GridWorld is used to teach objects.
  • GridWorld is used to teach looping and decision-making.
  • GridWorld is used to teach the basics.
  • Assignments are fun and intelligent.
  • Creating GridWorld games is easy.
  • Actor is used early to teach inheritance.
  • Many small projects increase student success.
  • Many large projects tie concepts together.
  • Gridworld is interactive and engaging.
  • Repetition provides mastery for all students.

 


 

The A+ Computer Science curriculum
contains a ton of awesome
AP CS GridWorld Materials
including, labs, quizzes,
worksheets, slides, and tests.

GridWorld Case Study Intro SlideShow (ppt)

GridWorld Case Study Intro Slides and Notes (pdf) 
GridWorld Case Study Sample Lab 1

GridWorld Case Study Sample Lab 2


Email me at   stacey.armstrong@apluscompsci.com   if you want access to a more extensive curriculum sample that includes labs, slides, tests, worksheets, and quizzes.

   

Setting Up GridWorld Case Study
Dr. Java / JCreator / NetBeans

Setting up a JCreator AP CS GridWorld Project (.pdf)
Setting up a JCreator AP CS GridWorld Project (.doc)

JCreator(3.5/4.5) GridWorld Startup Project
(add the gridworld.jar and your .java files)

Setting Up the GridWorld Case Study with Dr. Java

Download Dr. Java

NetBeans GridWorld Case Study Project

 

Other GridWorld Case Study Stuff

AP Central GridWorld Case Study Files and Information

Judy Hromcik's Early AP CS GridWorld Case Study Activities

Judy Hromcik's Early CS GridWorld Case Study Activities (key)


If you have questions or comments, please send me an email at     stacey.armstrong@apluscompsci.com   
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