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Konrad Pilch
Konrad Pilch
2,435 Points

Programming and then maths


I know that maths will help you to solve problems and the higher the grade you got, the better it is as the intensity etc.. so thats why people want you to know maths for the problem solving etc..

But what about if you dont know maths, but you do programming? will this be a BIG bonus? or not really? since in programming you use logic and i believe, depending , maybe some simple algorythms too. But would this help in academic maths ?

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Ben Junya
Ben Junya
12,365 Points

This is an awesome question!

I've been programming for about a year, and the highest level of mathematics I've taken is Calculus - and trust me, I'm TERRIBLE at it.

The math skill is great for solving algorithms and some other simple things, but in complete honesty, you don't really need a crazy high level of math under your belt.

Over the year I've been working as a professional programmer and developer of Android, iOS, and web applications, the highest level mathematical concept I've used is absolute value, but that's it.

Sure, the maths help a bit, but it's not a gigantic bonus.

What you're really doing, is not maths, but more like 20% logic and 80% problem solving. Programming is a strange mix where logic blends with creativity. What you're really doing is problem solving, and that takes both logic and creativity.

Seriously, this is a great question. People ask me all the time what sort of engineering or math classes I took in college. I took none of those, as I was a music major.

Just keep on coding. The more you code and get better, the more you'll see that it's not so much math or logic, but it's problem solving.

Good luck!

Konrad Pilch
Konrad Pilch
2,435 Points

xD in deep is that i have to learn maths for univeristy xD and im wondering, since im learning programming, if that would help me to do my AS2 in UK , which im im doing GCSE : d but as you said 80% problem solving, you can sacrifice som eof that to the logic i believe : p when creating a registration form , theres a little of logic in it : p but thats really simple , i dont know, i believe programing can help like you said , but its just takes time and practice : p

I need physics and maths at the highest level : pbasicaly A on Alevel2

And thank you :D you too :D