Computing Hinge-Point Question:
if password != 'FutureLearn2016'
INDENT print('This is an invalid password; please try again: ')
elif password == ' '
INDENT print('You need to enter your password: ')
INDENT print('Welcome back!')
What is wrong with this extract from a piece of Python coding?
A. There should be a space after the word print (italicised).
B. Blank lines should be removed.
C. A colon is needed after each if/elif/else line of code.
D. No variable has been used.
The intended context in which I would use it including the subject, level, topic and point in a particular course that I would envisage using it:
Answer: Computing; Key Stage 3; Programming; having just introduced 'selection' using 'if/elif/else' statements, and acting upon this before progressing onto 'iteration' using 'while' statements ans 'subroutines'
The evidence I would expect the hinge-point question to elicit:
Answer: Do the students appreciate the need for the use of a colon at the end of a 'if/elif/else' statement?
At the same time it would indicate whether or not they were happy with: spacing conventions and identification of variables.
What I would do in response to the evidence, either with the whole class or with particular groups of students:
Answer: Depending on outcome, I would revisit, using a different strategy, 'if/elif/else' statements to the whole group/small group, with enrichment tasks for those who are confident.