Recently, we have been learning about financial literacy in math class. Being financially literate is knowing how to properly manage money. Towards the end of the unit, we started focussing on currency conversions, and the most common currencies used across the globe. As a final project, to end our important unit, we created a currency conversion calculator as a class. This post will discuss mainly, the challenges I had along the way, the process (and whether I enjoyed it or not), and the importance of learning how to code in this day and age.
The process of coding our app seems simple because all we had to do was follow clear instructions, but mistakes are what makes us human, and we had to get around them. A mistake in coding could be as small as a spelling mistake, but looking for it, is like finding a needle in a haystack, and one mistake could cause you to lose all your hard work!!! This would be really annoying if Mrs. Cleveland wouldn’t have given us the link to hers, allowing us to make a copy of all her work, and then continuing from there. Coding, is not something for everyone (just like anything), some people don’t like it very much, and others do; that’s just the way things work. I, for one, enjoyed the process. Being a perfectionist works well with coding ( no mistakes are allowed). I think I also liked the fact that there’s no real creative side to the actual coding piece. I’m hoping more people of my generation, will like coding too because it’s an inevitable factor of our future. We are leading towards computers, and will need people to work in the industry!
Here are some pics of my code: