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IMO, I don't really think arithmetic is really mathematics. It's just pure calculations, that's all.

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IMO, I don't really think arithmetic is really mathematics. It's just pure calculations, that's all.

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Interesting: Why do some people do well with Arithmetic in grades 1 through 7, and then struggle so hard with Introductory Algebra?

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TOTALLY WRONG....... how can you build real numbers???? without real numbers you cannot have an algebra well defined or at least the usual one .....IMO, I don't really think arithmetic is really mathematics. It's just pure calculations, that's all.

quote from a genus:

God made the integers; all else is the work of man.

Leopold Kronecker

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"Arithmetic is needed in order to do higher maths." Oh certainly, just like math is needed to do physics.

"You can learn how to do algebra without any arithmetic at all." Not really.

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I refer you to Serre's "A course in arithmetic" since you do not seem to understand the meaning of the word.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/0387900403/?tag=pfamazon01-20

Hardcover: 132 pages

Publisher: Springer; 1st ed. 1973. Corr. 5th printing edition (October 10, 1996)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0387900403

Serre's A Course in Arithmetic is a concentrated, modern introduction to three areas of number theory, quadratic forms, Dirichlet's density theorem, and modular forms.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/0387900403/?tag=pfamazon01-20

Hardcover: 132 pages

Publisher: Springer; 1st ed. 1973. Corr. 5th printing edition (October 10, 1996)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0387900403

Serre's A Course in Arithmetic is a concentrated, modern introduction to three areas of number theory, quadratic forms, Dirichlet's density theorem, and modular forms.

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1] Is arithmetic part of mathematics? (your title and your post)

2] Is arithmetic needed to do higher order math? (your poll)

Which question do you want the answer to?

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Meh. That meaning of "arithmetic" was old fashioned even back when the book was published.I refer you to Serre's "A course in arithmetic" since you do not seem to understand the meaning of the word.

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JWHooper

Hello, CRGreathouse! This is johnny from computer science and math forum. Nice meeting you in this forum! I hope to see you around in here as well, as far as I need help on my physics homework!

"Arithmetic is needed in order to do higher maths." Oh certainly, just like math is needed to do physics.

"You can learn how to do algebra without any arithmetic at all." Not really.

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CRGreathouse

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I'd say the same about high-school algebra and physics.usefuland therefore the most important part of mathematics. You don't need to be fast or good at it, but you do need it before you can do higher maths.

Ah, that's a good point.

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