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Programming & real life
Thanks for the interesting post!
I just finished a book about the Golden Ratio and the author poses a similar question: why does math match the real world at all?
For me, geometry was my entry into programming. I enjoyed the proofs and a friend of mine who already started writing his own BASIC programs told me about the similarity.I do think programming may have more to contribute in terms of general education than geometry, but I would not like to see programming substituted for geometry. I have tried to continue my education past schooling, and in that effort I ran across Mathematics for the Million which helped me alot to get a better grasp on math. I really liked the concrete examples the author used.Therefore, I think geometry needs to be taught to contribute to a better understanding of math; as well it can tie to general problem solving as taught through programming.
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