### Should a 13 year old be learning about 3D mathematics?

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Then you realize I'm going to 8th grade.
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which is why we are saying math is more than memorizing formulas and writing simple functions to compute a*h, as you said in an earlier post
Never said that it was nothing more than memorizing formulas.
closed account (Dy7SLyTq)
http://www.cplusplus.com/forum/lounge/107275/#msg581602
 No math is really hard once you know the formulas.

http://www.cplusplus.com/forum/lounge/107275/#msg581642
Part of knowing how do do the formulas is knowing how do do the problems.
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I face palmed. Actually facepalmed.

Also, the hardest part about learning math is learning how to learn math. Everything after that is practice practice practice.
Fixed.
closed account (Dy7SLyTq)
 Part of knowing how do do the formulas is knowing how do do the problems.
well thats just not true... you learn how to solve problems with those formulas not the other way around. i could know the formula a*h and write a function for it with out knowing what problem it fixes.
No, you learn how to solve the problem using previous formulas, (can anyone say paradox) then you try to create new formulas once you solved the problem.
closed account (Dy7SLyTq)
thats not true. you havent gotten into advanced enough math yet. its not just formulas
Again, I never said that.
closed account (Dy7SLyTq)
http://www.cplusplus.com/forum/lounge/107275/2/#msg581717
http://www.cplusplus.com/forum/lounge/107275/2/#msg581729

actually you did
No, I said it isn't HARD once you know the formulas.
DTS wrote:
its not just formulas

 No, I said it isn't HARD once you know the formulas.

need i say more
Yes you need.
closed account (Dy7SLyTq)
it is absolutely harder than memorizing formulas. and tell me what does this mean then?
 No, you learn how to solve the problem using previous formulas, (can anyone say paradox) then you try to create new formulas once you solved the problem.
 Yes you need.

it isnt hard once you know the formulas
- its not just the formulas
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it isnt hard if you know nothing
 No, I said it isn't HARD once you know the formulas.

In some advanced math or physics finals, the professor will let you copy as many formulas as you want, sometimes even use the textbook. Yet, they insist that it won't help you much, and behold, half of the class bombs, and if it weren't for a huge curve, almost everyone would fail the course. The problems require you to come up with your own ways to solve complex problems. For the problem there is no formula, you may or may not use formulas, or laws, theorems, lemmas, axioms, techniques etc, but those are by far the easy parts. The hard parts are conceptual and logical. You have to be creative on the spot, and you're being timed.
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You really shouldn't be. You stated FUD, got rebuked, and you leave after pissing just about everyone off. It's border line irresponsible.
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