Hello everyone. I’ve been digging into freecodecamp for the past couple months and am now taking on the “Basic Algorithm Scripting” section. Up until now I have hit a few snags, but I have managed to overcome the questions and provide the right code and move on. Now that I have hit this current section, I am at a complete loss on what to do. After searching, I am finding the answers, but it is still not making sense to me. I’m sure others on here have faced similar problems with this, but I just wanted to throw this out there and see if anyone has any concrete advice on how to overcome this. Thanks.
I’ll check it out. Thanks!
I found those problems often looked overwhelming at first, but it helped to break them down- okay, I know how to do this, this, and this, but not that.
Thanks for the info and your experiences.
always keep searching the answers by yourself… it’s hard, yes, you can stay stuck for days? yes! but still, better than get the answers by other people and not understand what is happening…
If you’re interested in taking a step back to improve your approach to problem solving generally you might be interested in Effective Thinking Through Mathematics. Its free, quite light and easy, and really makes you think explicitly about how you problem solve, particularly how to break seemingly impossible problems down into small, manageable chunks.
Thank you! I just signed up for the course. I really appreciate you informing me about this.
Hello fellow campers!
I see the problem they’re asking us to solve, but then I’m at a total loss on how to solve it. I may think that a for loop would be helpful to incorporate somewhere, but I totally stink at getting the syntax right (I just don’t remember the structure and have to keep looking it up). I Google and then find posts on multiple methods that will solve the problem, then try them, then try to understand them.
Is anyone else out there currently feeling discouraged by this section? I know that it’s not supposed to be easy to learn programming, but I felt like I was making decent progress until I got to this section. Now I feel like I will have to go back and do a whole bunch of other reading and online courses just to feel like I deserve to move on through FCC. I certainly don’t see the intermediate front-end development projects coming very easily until I do.
Thanks for any advice you can offer!