
Re: Perils of Modern Math Education
Posted:
Jun 21, 2007 1:07 PM


I agree with Wayne's comment that knowing how to follow an algebraic line of reasoning, as to why these integer operations square root algorithm works, should be standard, even among my gnu math students. That doesn't let 'em off the hook from doing it in source code too though.
Fortunately, many of the websites where this algorithm is described also do a pretty good job of giving the algebraic reasoning. It's all there as a package.
Kirby

