what are the basic math skills for computer programming
July 2, 2006 12:09 PM Subscribe
What are the most helpful basic math skills for the self taught recreational programmer?
posted by puppy kuddles to Computers & Internet (32 answers total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
I'm considering offering a 4 week math class for programmers at my art gallery (we teach various fun things there - programming, electronics, sewing, etc). Our audience is mostly artists using technology, or technologists doing something art-like (think make magazine). It was suggested to me that we have a math class for people who may have picked up some programming skills in life and forgot to learn any math. I'm a recreational programmer + math ignoramous myself so this idea is exciting, and I've found some eager math people willing to teach. Can anyone advise me on what might be good for us to focus on, or what kind of (basic) math you use more often as a programmer that everyone should know?