Re: if using Mathematica to solve an algebraic problem

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg109131] Re: if using Mathematica to solve an algebraic problem*From*: Richard Fateman <fateman at cs.berkeley.edu>*Date*: Mon, 19 Apr 2010 04:08:42 -0400 (EDT)

David Park wrote: > So why don't they consider learning how to use Mathematica in high school, > instead of calculus? Then when they got to college they could concentrate > more on the math. > For many students, if they take and pass calculus AP exam with a 3 or higher then then don't have to "concentrate" on ANY math in college. They are done with it forever, and can die without ever seeing another cosine. I think the educational establishment is not ready to endorse the idea that one should learn reading, 'riting, and uh, mathematica. RJF