On Mar 15, 2014, at 3:52 PM, kirby urner <kirby.urner@GMAIL.COM> wrote:
> In other words, I think RH and I agree that once you have that fluency in Algebra where you understand variables may have many values substituted for them i.e. they are not constants, but more like placeholders, then you're ready to "transcribe" the algorithms you learn about in math, to the computer language you're learning to use in your computer math class.
Yes, and I wasn?t saying that moving on to computers is just transcribing. When the programming involves mathematical themes it is mathematical. You are learning more mathematics and more deeply even. My objections were just the order of events. But programming isn?t the only way to dive more deeply into mathematics, but it certainly is one of the ways.