HELP for absolute newbie

# Thread: HELP for absolute newbie

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## HELP for absolute newbie

Hello All<BR><BR>I&#039;m totally new to ASP and desperately need help getting up o speed so I can start programming a web-based system to teach children number sequences.<BR><BR>I&#039;ve been told I need to first write a sequence generator in VB then link it to ASP.<BR><BR>HOW ONE EARTH DO I START???<BR><BR>any help would be GREATLY appreciated.<BR><BR>Herman

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## Ok, relax :)

What is your experience - do you have any experience with programming, specifically VB?<BR><BR>What kind of number sequences? Are we talking something complex, or just simple "list all y for a given range of x, when y=2x+1" kind of system?<BR><BR>In order to know where to start, you need to know where you&#039;re headed :)<BR><BR>Craig.

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## RE: Ok, relax :)

Cheers Craig<BR><BR>I do have *some* experiences with VB, but I&#039;ve forgotten most of it.<BR><BR>Let me explain my project...<BR><BR>1) I need to generate examples of different types of sequences - arithmetic, geometric progression etc.<BR><BR>2) Blank one item out and ask the user (11-13 year olds) to complete the sequence.<BR><BR>3) Analyse this answer and explain the mistake.<BR>Give the correct answer (along with the generalised rule - in algebra - used to generate the sequence in the first place)<BR><BR>4) Logically increase the complexity/difficulty of the questions according to the user&#039;s mistakes (frequency and severity) - hence the questions will need to be classified as they are produced<BR><BR>5) Profile each user and store this info in a database<BR><BR>Not all these features need to be present in the final version, but that is the general idea.<BR><BR>Can you see why I don&#039;t know where to start? :)<BR><BR>Herman

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## Gees...

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## RE: Gees...OK

Right, I&#039;m currently reading the guides for VBScript from msdn - as you suggested.<BR><BR>About generating the sequences, I originally thought that it wouldn&#039;t be a problem because...here is how I thought it could be done:<BR><BR>create a Rnd number -&#062; the starting-point/n=1/term1<BR>extend it using "rules" such as adding or multiplying<BR>store in a string or array<BR><BR>Are my way off the mark on that??<BR><BR>Herman

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## RE: Gees...OK

No, you can do something along those lines...<BR><BR>This is a big job, was going to sit down and do some functions for you, but it&#039;s gonna take longer than I have to sit at this messageboard...<BR><BR>Have an attempt, and if you have any more queries (possibly more specific), post them here and I&#039;ll try and help. Would be very interested in the end result! Merry Christmas (or Weinachtstag?)<BR><BR>Craig.

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## RE: Gees...OK

Sorry to bother you on all this.<BR>I&#039;m just fustrated at the (lack of) progress of this project.<BR><BR>I haven&#039;t actually got anything to write VB at the moment. I used Visual Studio in my first year - and I even got 70%+ marks for my programs :)<BR><BR>Is that still my best bet?<BR><BR>thx<BR><BR>Herman

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