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If you are new to programming and Java, I strongly recommend you don't focus too much on recursion. Recursive solutions are fascinating by their mathematical elegance and their computing inefficiency in most of the cases.
For a more practical exercise, take a shot at listing all the files in a directory and all its subdirectories.
I new to java and programming. I'm trying to make sure I have a good handle on how to write recursive methods.
I'm looking for some simple problems that can be solved with a recursive method. I'm not so good with math so problems like generating the nth fibonacci number would be great.
Are you new to searching the net?
Just enter 'java tutorial recursion' into your favorite search engine and you will get thousands of hits that have problems, sample code and even youtube videos about recursion and how to use it.