The Challenge of Learning C++

The Challenge of Learning C++

This year, the most challenging subject has been a type of coding program called C++. We started by learning the basics, which seemed easy enough. We wrote code to print simple messages like “Hello World”.   Then we advanced into harder problems, like the example below. In this picture, we wrote code where you enter any number and then the program counts to that number.

As you progress through the year, everything gets more advanced at a breath-taking rate. We tackled problems such as developing a grading program.

I try my hardest to get most of my work done in school, so that I can get help and advice. My dad is very good with technology and coding so I know I can always count on him if I am stuck. There have been late nights where I sit at my kitchen table with my dad as he helps me think through the problem. There have been tears, but the satisfaction that I feel at the end makes it all worth it. One thing that I have learned most this year, is to never give up or else you’ll never know what you could have accomplished.

 

(Hailey, 7th Grade)