• Help with "Worth of words"

 

Hi! I'm trying to solve this kind of scrabble quiz. I'm a total newbie on Python and I know there are more efective solutions but I'd like to solve it with my skills at this moment. My plan is to create a dictionary with supplied words [points] and run a loop that pass every letter from VALUE dict through every word. At the end of this loop, the value of every key in [points] is the sum of each letter value. Finally I'll return the word with highest value in [points] dictionary.

Don't know if this is possible or I'm totally wrong with this plan. I'll appreciate any help with this.

This is my code at this moment:

VALUES = {'e': 1,  'a': 1, 'i': 1, 'o': 1, 'n': 1, 'r': 1,
          't': 1,  'l': 1, 's': 1, 'u': 1, 'd': 2, 'g': 2,
          'b': 3,  'c': 3, 'm': 3, 'p': 3, 'f': 4, 'h': 4,
          'v': 4,  'w': 4, 'y': 4, 'k': 5, 'j': 8, 'x': 8,
          'q': 10, 'z': 10}

def worth_of_words(words):
    points = {words}    #CREATE A DICTIONARY WITH WORDS AS KEY AND THEIR POINTS AS VALUE
    for i in points:     #For every word in "points" loop each letter from "VALUES", if letter is in word, add its value
        for key in VALUES:
            if key in i:
                points[i] = points[i] + VALUES.get(key)
    return max(points.value) #Return word with highest value in "points" dictionary