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  •  Set theory... (0+ / 0-)

    seems to be more important in most of the IT analyst work I have done than any of the algebra, geometry or calculus I have done.

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    by leftyparent on Sun Feb 01, 2009 at 03:57:19 PM PST

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    •  Which was always the ting you (0+ / 0-)

      did for two days at the beginning of the school year.

      •  Unfortunatly what is lost over summer to students (0+ / 0-)

        must be relearned at the beginning of the school year.
        Also with changing students, teachers have to measure where they are in maths.

        It is simple, all maths are based on the 4 first learned basics - adding, subtracting, multiply and divide.

        Those basics are used to do higher maths.

        NOW is time to uphold the Constitution and protect it from all enemies, foreign and domestic.

        by Mulkum on Mon Feb 02, 2009 at 10:31:51 AM PST

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        •  I was the kind of guy (0+ / 0-)

          who did well with Geometry, Trig, Calc and Stats, but not so well with basic math.  I only started to get "A"s in math in high school and college.

          •  Me too... (1+ / 0-)
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            I got really into math in 11th grade AP math... it was called Math Analysis and it was a lot of number theory including a bunch of proofs.  I was really into it until my theater after school started sucking all my homework time to work out those proofs.  So I gave math up until 10 years latter when I took calculus, linear algebra, statistics, logic, and more for my computer science degree, and fell in love with it again, particularly calculus when mixed with physics.  

            The irony is that in 22 years of IT work... I haven't used a lick of it.

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            by leftyparent on Wed Feb 04, 2009 at 09:41:41 PM PST

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