Facilitating Student Debugging #6

Posted October 15, 2018 by ilee

Your student's program (model) stops running and he/she gets the message saying "Page Unresponsive"  How would you support this student?


The Challenge

What strategy for problem solving would you use in this case?


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Submitted by pwilsonscience on Sat, 10/20/2018 - 13:50 · Permalink

I would ask them to look a the last thing that they changed in their code because it might have overwhelmed the computer.  So maybe they could start there.  


Submitted by mehagaman on Sat, 10/20/2018 - 13:50 · Permalink

"How many turtles are you creating? Read through your code and figure out the exact number.  Is it too many?"


Submitted by ameek on Sat, 10/20/2018 - 13:51 · Permalink

Tell them they might have crashed the system.  Tell them it's alright and they might have to exit out of the program and open the file again to see where they went awry.  


Submitted by Lytle on Sat, 10/20/2018 - 13:51 · Permalink

I would have them see if they have the correct interface block in their code first. It also could be an internet connectivity issue, so turning off and on wi-fi might fix it.