http://ask.slashdot.org/story/12/08/09/ ... y-use-math

I've been seeing this behavior a lot in younger folks and I believe it to be an indication of a really big problem !"I'm a high school student who is interested in a career in a computer science or game development related position. I've been told by teachers and parents that math classes are a must for any technology related career. I've been dabbling around Unity3D and OGRE for about two years now and have been programming for longer than that, but I've never had to use any math beyond trigonometry (which I took as a Freshman). This makes me wonder: will I actually use calculus and above, or is it just a popular idea that you need to be a mathematician in order to program? What are your experiences?"

I believe this is a similar trend to the one that motivated the creation of the Raspberry Pi.

My understanding is that learning math teaches you to

**think**. Logic, abstraction and general problem-solving skills, just to name a few, are what you get when you learn math. And that will be usefull in anything you choose to do. Everyday and for the rest of your life!

Someone with better teaching skills than mine should address this...

Your thoughts ??

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