> But if you really want to learn math, you need to at > least get grounded in the ways that mathematicians > approach these sorts of problems, even if later you > want to poke fun at them. Your sort of free-form > thinking is fun, but its not really math. > > Cheers, > Joe N
If a beginner starts to learn math, the first concepts he comes upon are very likely points and lines. How should we explain to him these? (of course, not only giving the definition, but also explaining to him the why of this by means of rational arguments) That is to say, telling him In what way he should approach these sorts of problems.