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I'm not familiar with Octave, but here are some examples we use for while loops: Collect a user's input until it is the correct type (such as asking the user for a number) Find a running sum of numbers until a user inputs 0 A piggy bank that collects coins (represented by single-letter user inputs) that provides a total balance only after the user inputs &...


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The collatz conjecture is a great example of a while loop: start with any number if it's even, divide by 2 if it's odd, times three and add 1 stop if you ever reach 1. (what happens if you continue?) The conjecture that you'll always reach 1 is just about the easiest to explain, hardest to prove, statement in math. As in: still open. For students to ...


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Look at the scratch resources at NCCE. Scratch is a graphical block based language designed for kids to learn programming. The National Centre for Computing Education, have produced various teaching resources. As an experienced programmer, and new teacher, I used these as is the first time, then started adapting them. https://teachcomputing.org/curriculum/...


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I struggle in finding exercises and examples which could be suitable for them. See: Runestone Academy. Also see CSAwesome. CSAwesome is used by hundreds of teachers in the US.


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Now I have another favorite example called "Buy Low, Sell High", all the credit go to this article https://realpython.com/numpy-array-programming/#buy-low-sell-high Given a stock’s price history as a sequence, and assuming that you are only allowed to make one purchase and one sale, what is the maximum profit that can be obtained? For example, ...


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