https://www.codecademy.com/en/courses/python-beginner-en-pwmb1/1/6

`start_list`

is not a function, but a list, as is `square_list`

. The above is throwing an error since we cannot square a list.

We need to iterate over `start_list`

, and apply the math expression to the individual elements, which results are appended to the `square_list`

.

```
for x in start_list:
square_list.append(x ** 2)
```

We will now be able to iterate over `square_list`

to print out the new values: Here is a complete example (not meant as solution)

```
start_list = [5, 3, 1, 2, 4]
square_list = []
for x in start_list:
square_list.append(x ** 2)
for x in square_list:
print x
```

Output

```
25
9
1
4
16
```

Study up on `for`

loops to get grounded in this construct. It will be used a lot as you continue to learn so you should be completely comfortable with it. Don't move on until you have done some more reading.

SERP: Python for

As you progress you will discover some very interesting tools that Python offers us to work on problems similar to the one in this lesson. Ignore the following for now. It will come up later.

```
start_list = [5, 3, 1, 2, 4]
# yet to learn, `lambda` & 'map()`
square_list = map(lambda x: x ** 2, start_list)
# yet to learn, `tuple` and 'zip()`
zipped = [(x, y) for x,y in zip(start_list,square_list)]
for x in zipped:
print x
```

Output

```
(5, 25)
(3, 9)
(1, 1)
(2, 4)
(4, 16)
```