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Aealacreatrananda wrote:When I envision a far far future.... I don't fuck around.
Coda wrote:That said, I do retain a lot more of the Calculus 1 skill than my later math classes  I wouldn't know where to START with a differential equation now.
Coda wrote:The way I see it, Draque, the math I studied was as much an exercise in problem solving under heavy constraints with difficult issues as it was learning about the math techniques themselves. And when it comes to engineering, learning HOW TO SOLVE the problems  as opposed to learning the specific problems themselves  is extremely relevant to CS.
Idiot Glee wrote:Coda wrote:The way I see it, Draque, the math I studied was as much an exercise in problem solving under heavy constraints with difficult issues as it was learning about the math techniques themselves. And when it comes to engineering, learning HOW TO SOLVE the problems  as opposed to learning the specific problems themselves  is extremely relevant to CS.
So you learned heuristics and not calculation techniques?
draque wrote:I can certainly understand what you're saying, and I agree with it to an extent. What I'm saying though, is that there's a middle ground. There's no lack of math that's applicable directly to the kinds of problems that come up in CS. Techniques for analyzing DB usage/optimization and generalized data storage, graphics stuff (which would leverage some of the linear algebra I was kvetching about earlier) and plenty of others would be just as effective in teaching people how to learn as any others, but as an added bonus, they would have direct significance to the field. With CS in particular, I feel like that's an issue.
What year did you graduate from High School?
What was the highest level of mathematics you studied in High School?
Do you feel mathematics was properly taught, and taught to the level it was said to be?
Would you rate your teacher's skill level at teaching mathematics as, Bad, OK, or Good?
Do you feel that the mathematics you learned in high school, and the skills associated, have stuck with you?
Do you feel that you put your best effort into studying mathematics?
Do you feel that your teacher put their best effort into teaching mathematics?
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