I am currently 16 and as a younger kid I always hated school so I never payed attention in class especially maths which whould have obvioulsy been a big help now.
I guess I know basic maths but even that I am not really good at in my head.
Things such as fractions and algebra I find quite hard and I was wondering if any of you could link me to a well rounded book or some sort of resource to improve my maths skills.
I know I could just go and look up some tutorials but I don't know what tutorials are better quality that others and this is why I am requesting others input.
so yes I know how to use google its more that google doesn't have opinions on things.
I was also wondering if anyone would know what I should start learning after I get a more solid understanding of basic mathematics concepts that would help me out with creating algorithms.
Thanks, Jake.
4 Replies  1276 Views  Last Post: 16 January 2014  09:49 AM
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what mathematics topics should I learn for programming?
Posted 15 January 2014  05:44 PM
Replies To: what mathematics topics should I learn for programming?
#2
Re: what mathematics topics should I learn for programming?
Posted 15 January 2014  05:49 PM
Moved to Student Campus.
Aside from your basic high school algebra and trig, you will want a good foundation with your calculus. It helps in algorithm analysis. From there, check out my blog entry Which Math Courses Should I Take, as well as our pinned Math Resource Thread.
Aside from your basic high school algebra and trig, you will want a good foundation with your calculus. It helps in algorithm analysis. From there, check out my blog entry Which Math Courses Should I Take, as well as our pinned Math Resource Thread.
#3
Re: what mathematics topics should I learn for programming?
Posted 15 January 2014  05:54 PM
macosxnerd101, on 15 January 2014  05:49 PM, said:
Moved to Student Campus.
Aside from your basic high school algebra and trig, you will want a good foundation with your calculus. It helps in algorithm analysis. From there, check out my blog entry Which Math Courses Should I Take, as well as our pinned Math Resource Thread.
Aside from your basic high school algebra and trig, you will want a good foundation with your calculus. It helps in algorithm analysis. From there, check out my blog entry Which Math Courses Should I Take, as well as our pinned Math Resource Thread.
Awesome thanks for your quick response.
I will look at that right away.
#4
Re: what mathematics topics should I learn for programming?
Posted 16 January 2014  08:48 AM
Hi,
Just to add on macosxnerd101's suggestion. Make sure you manage to grasp a good understanding on those fractions and algebra concepts before venturing into Calculus. It would be daunting to venture into Calculus without a strong understanding on those basic concepts.
regards
Just to add on macosxnerd101's suggestion. Make sure you manage to grasp a good understanding on those fractions and algebra concepts before venturing into Calculus. It would be daunting to venture into Calculus without a strong understanding on those basic concepts.
regards
#5
Re: what mathematics topics should I learn for programming?
Posted 16 January 2014  09:49 AM
In my opinion, Discrete Math is one of the most important math related classes for striving computer scientists, programmers and if you ask me, anyone. I feel like I learned a lot about what math is during that course and it has given me a good foundation as a programmer.
There are many other things to learn, such as linear algebra and calculus but if I had to start somewhere i would've start with discrete math.
There are many other things to learn, such as linear algebra and calculus but if I had to start somewhere i would've start with discrete math.
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