Lecture Week 8: Conditional Variables and Act 1 Finale

Course Meetup: Tuesday, Mar. 16

The next course meetup at on Tuesday, Mar. 16 at 12:30pm on Zoom. We will use the same link all semester long (same as last week, and you can find it in Compass 2g as the only announcement for CS 240).

Midterm Exam Information

The CS 240 Midterm #1 exam is on Thursday, Mar. 18.

  • You will have 90 minutes to complete the exam.
  • You can take the exam anytime during the day on Thursday (the exam will become available at midnight early March 18 and close at 11:59pm on March 18). I will send an e-mail on Wednesday night as a reminder. :)
  • The exam is open notes, open book, open Google, but closed other people. You can do anything except chat with another person about the exam during the exam.
  • The format of the exam will be identical to the practice exam available on PrairieLearn.
  • (Note: Due to the exam, all office hours will not be held on March 18 since we cannot answer questions about content that might be on the exam.)

Lecture Handouts

  • Lecture Handout for Week #8: PDF

As you go through the lecture notes, you can print this out or use a tablet to fill in key ideas from the notes! They’re designed to cover the same sample problems you’ll see in the lecture notes! :)

Lecture Topics

In our previous course meetup, we chatted about exploring a hybrid approach to lecture notes. This week is a first pass at this approach with three detailed articles:

  1. Lecture Video - Part 1 (Handout Page 1)
  2. Lecture Video - Part 2 (Handout Page 2 and VS Code)
  3. Lecture Video - Part 3 (Handout Page 2 and Looking Forward)

Course Meetup

MPs and Homeworks

  • There are NO new assignments this week due to the midterm exam. 🎉
  • However, you can earn +5 EC points by making your MP5 solution more efficient – full details here!