Ok I admit programming is fun!
I got to play with IDLE and creating and defining my own variables, expressions, functions, etc… in Python.
Some of the exercises got us to create some little scripts to convert temperature, calculate the area and perimeter of a triangle but I let my mind run wild and did up little scripts to compute age and distance. I was particularly proud of my mile to kilometre script as I’ve been doing a lot of distance based activities like running and walking, etc… helps in determining speed and calories burned.
Programming already yielding benefits!
I did run into a few terminology and concept issues:
1. Arguments vs Parameters
Which term to use when defining a function or performing a function call
2. Visualizing this memory address and the concept of objects
There is a great visualizer that seems to help with this conceptual issue: Python Visualizer