STEP 5 - Learn the Concepts

New Concept: Unknown Variable Value

Up to this point, you could probably figure out the value of your variables just by watching your programs run, even if you weren't looking at the screen. In this program, you see something different: variables that are changing quickly and somewhat automatically. 

This demonstrates the real power of a variable. It's a word that holds a value-sometimes a value you don't know. Now the program is doing work for you- taking your commands like 'add one to whatever you were before' and executing it.