foraslan wrote:

Not really. I'm actually teaching myself remedial math right now. It's been a couple years since I did anything involving math at all- I haven't touched the subject since highschool. So, anyway, I intend to get through introductory calculus eventually, then learn some introductory logic, and maybe look at historical texts. I'm starting with the first highschool Singapore text.

I guess I play with it a little bit, in that the text has puzzles disguised as guess-and-check type problems, and I'm trying to either deductively find each answer, or work out a general solution that can be applied to the rest of the similar problems.

Out of curiosity, what kind of playing did you have in mind?

How remedial?

I'm an engineering major, so understanding the levels of math is kind of interesting to me.

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As for historical texts,

Look at the Golden Age of Islam for basically everything algebra

The Greeks were top dogs for Geometry (and logic, and least the basics)

And for calculus, look at Newtons' Principia Mathematica

As for OP,

Not specifically, but a lot of the things I do for fun involve math. Anything fun related to my field definitely has math. Not as much pure math.

Speaking of fun pure math, though, has anyone else noticed that the differences in squares forms the sequence of odd numbers?

0 to 1 is a difference of 1

1 to 4 is a difference of 3

4 to 9 is a difference of 5

9 to 16 is a difference of 7

16 to 25 is a difference of 9

25 to 36 is a difference of 11

36 to 49 is a difference of 13

49 to 64 is a difference of 15

And so on (I presume, I haven't proven it)

And for anyone interested in fun number stuff in general, try this

https://www.youtube.com/user/numberphile