[thechat] Word Calculator

Richard Bennett richard.bennett at skynet.be
Mon Oct 1 17:58:52 CDT 2001

> The amazing part of this story? This was a homework assignment in my
> daughter's Grade 5 math class! I asked her if it was okay to create a tool
> to help her check her words, and she said yes, so I wrote a quick little
> program in Javascript that calculates the "value" of any word. We found it
> most helpful to get a real feel for the problem, to say nothing of being a
> supreme time saver:

Maybe the whole idea was to get them to excercise their multiplication,
division, and logic, not to simply type words in a box to see what came out.
If she wrote the program however...


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