Before rejecting something outright, you might first seek some insight,

and then make a choice about your concerns.

I remember taking algebra at some point in the past.

and that is why I dont concern myself with algebra.

to me and the way I use math its not necessary in fact in

would probably be a problem trying to code an application

and trying to use algebra to do it with.

a computer program could use algebra but only if the programmer

for some strange reason wanted to waste a lot of time in

doing so.

a computer performs math in much the same way as what we

were taught in grade school... but coding the math and

assigning values to variables so that the program will perform

the needed math routines is strictly the responsibility of the

computer programmer.

I take a working equation such as the one that we are discussing

and I start at the first calculation and work my way through to

the last calculation.

and I have to assign variables to the numbers that I use to

perform the calculations other wise all I end up with is

a number.

as in

v = 5

c = 100

t = 1

t1 = 0

when I press the calculate button

v=v*v

c=c*c

t=v/c

t=sqrt(t)

t=1-t

t1=1*t

t1 is then output to a textbox.

and thats it.

theres no need for me to get any further into it than

the simple math.

same for a spreadsheet.

of course I could have spent several days writing 1000 lines of

code to make it look technical , but thats just not the way

that I am.

getting technical can slow down the computing time of the equation.

...ruminating on 'home schooling' possibilities and possible circumstances

I cant remember taking a computer programming course that

lasted longer than the time it took to boot me from the

class because I couldnt type fast enough however.

I even had the entire paragraph memorised that the speed typing test was given for thinking that that could at least

reduce the time it took to glance back and forth to the

page.

programming isnt about speed typing its about having the intelligence to know how to form code to perform a desired

result.

so I didnt feel bad about it , it informed me that the majority

of people who did complete the course were rushed through it

so fast that when they graduated they couldnt remember anything

that they had studied in the course.

which is a lot like possibly more than 99.999 percent of all algebra course graduates.

ask them !!!