Python: Buy Low, Sell High (Gr. 9-10)
In this lesson, students are introduced to the if…else and if…elif…else statements in Python for multi-way decision making. Both statements can execute the code inside the body of the if/elif when certain conditions are met. Code inside the body of else will be executed if neither of the condition is met. To explore conditional constructs, students will develop a computational model to simulate the commodity trading and practice the ‘buy low, sell high’ strategy.
- Further exploration of Python conditional statements (elif and else)
- How to import modules (random)
- Using the Random() function to get a random number from a range
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