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Thanks for the interesting post!<br>
I just finished a book about <a href="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0767908163/qid=1072803767/sr=2-1/ref=sr_2_1/104-8549372-9988704">the Golden Ratio<a/> and the author poses a similar question: why does math match the real world at all?<br><br>
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.<br>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 <a href="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/039331071X/qid=1072805511/sr=1-1/ref=sr_1_1/104-8549372-9988704?v=glance&s=books">Mathematics for the Million<a/> which helped me alot to get a better grasp on math. I really liked the concrete examples the author used.<br>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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