On Jul 2, 2014, at 11:38 AM, Louis Talman <email@example.com> wrote:
> I was certainly so trained. I was taught to identify mathematics with the sort of arithmetic that RH boasts of being able to teach?
I don?t recall people identifying arithmetic with mathematics back in those days. I certainly don?t see it in the texts of the era. I am not questioning your experience, just trying to understand how people could identify arithmetic with mathematics back then. So far what I have is that you were taught arithmetic in arithmetic fashion and taught to identify that with mathematics. I am not sure if how you were taught arithmetic is how I teach it, but what intrigues me is how you were taught to identify arithmetic with mathematics. Can you describe this aspect more? Are you saying that they taught algebra like arithmetic?