May 02, 12
Read from April 25 to 30, 2012
I took geometry in 9th grade, in a class that only did Euclidean proofs. This book covers alot of measuring, and gets into the very basics of analytic geometry and trigonometry. Those were both full classes that I had in high school. So I'm wondering what makes this for college students? Anyway, the presentation was clear.
In the Meno, Plato argues that knowledge is a form of memory, and he uses math to illustrate the point. I was reminded of the Meno here because everything in this book was calling up distant memories. The funny thing is that at one point, I had to fill out my address on a form, and I caught myself giving my childhood street address. So, returning to this stuff has had a different kind of effect on the memory, subconsciously transporting me back to my youth.