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« Reply #40 on: July 01, 2007, 10:47:27 PM »

I think it's probably a little difficult to get people started on bases and vector spaces without introducing lines first, and the concept of relative rates of change (as evidenced in the slope of a line) is fairly important, and good preparation for calculus.

Fine, so introduce lines, circles, points, rectangles, triangles.  All this stuff can be introduced without delving in to maths.  All you need is graph paper, a pencil, and a ruler.  With these, introduce co-ordinate systems.  The triangle is relative to the center of the circle, which is relative to the center of the world.  Oh look, we can create shapes between any points, combine shapes to create new ones, etc.  Oh look, the circle has a center point, and oh, by the way, so does the rectangle.

All these concepts, rate of change, etc, should be taught.  Just about every mathematic taught has a practical use, but the students (and faculty) are oblivious to it.

I almost also think math should be taught with an easy programming language.  Seeing graphics on screen do something is a heck of a lot more rewarding than a checkmark.
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« Reply #41 on: July 01, 2007, 10:54:32 PM »

Part of the reason i struggle with maths, i know it will in some way help me understand programming, but because its all pen and paper i cant see any way this is forwarding my abilities to code. It would be much easier like, PoV said to have maths taught with a easy programming language. wait...actually wouldn't that be more applicable in a computer class than a maths class or have two separate (if this was ins schools)
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« Reply #42 on: July 02, 2007, 07:39:10 AM »

i am a math retard.
i failed math4 2 times.
seriously, its like a condition.
i blame that time i fell on my head and lost consciousness when i was 4.
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« Reply #43 on: July 02, 2007, 07:40:26 AM »

I hate to break it to you... but you never woke up.  Shocked
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« Reply #44 on: July 05, 2007, 07:32:18 AM »

Haowan! Why did you tell him so soon? I was saving the surprise for his 50th birthday!
Oh well, whatyagonnado... Wink
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