Re: if using Mathematica to solve an algebraic problem

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg109123] Re: if using Mathematica to solve an algebraic problem*From*: "David Park" <djmpark at comcast.net>*Date*: Mon, 19 Apr 2010 04:07:15 -0400 (EDT)

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. David Park djmpark at comcast.net http://home.comcast.net/~djmpark/ From: Richard Fateman [mailto:fateman at cs.berkeley.edu] what students learn in calculus class vs. what is taught.. See this http://www.maa.org/columns/launchings/launchings_04_07.html which suggests that many students who take calculus in high school not only do not get college credit for it, but the placement exam puts them into a pre-calculus college class.