On Wed, Sep 12, 2012 at 9:27 AM, Paul Tanner <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > On Wed, Sep 12, 2012 at 11:34 AM, kirby urner <email@example.com> wrote: >> On Tue, Sep 11, 2012 at 8:54 PM, Paul Tanner <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: >> >> << snip >> >> >>> I dealt with the act that you are the one who said that almost >>> everyone never needs to deal with mathematics that deals with >>> non-computable objects - when as we all know everyone does need to >>> deal with all the reals in any and all mathematics based on the reals, >>> which is essentially all the math everyone learns in high school and >>> beyond. >>> >> >> That shouldn't be the case though. Confining our numeracy and >> alpha-numeracy training to the real numbers and its subsets is a huge >> deficiency in today's mediocre curriculum, >> > > I did not say confine things to real numbers. >
Right, that would be daft. Nor should the multiplication operation be confined to numbers in general.
E.g. from a hypothetical high school abstract algebra segment, digital math track: