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Math Skills Needed For Programming / What Kind Of Math?

Postby matthew » Sat Sep 30, 2017 2:13 pm

Hello, i am getting interested in programming, but i do not know much about it yet.

Before getting way too much into it, and maybe taking education in it, what kind of math skill level do you need to be, and what kind of math do you need?

Let's say simple programming, like for example, in Java? And then the level over Java?

It is to be said, i am not a very good math student in school, though i am very good at different kind of computer stuff, but what kind of math is needed for being a good programmer?
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Postby Fitzsimons » Sun Oct 01, 2017 7:35 pm

The college degree that is required to get Programming jobs in good companies is Computer Science. The majority of Computer Science degrees include many classes in Programming and advanced Math courses. In college you need to have a 3.0-3.5 or better grade average to be selected for a good interneship and for a good job situation. Just passing all your classes will not be enough to get a job - You need a B to B+ average or better.

Probably 2/3 of Computer Science students transfer out of the major before they finish their degrees. Some because of the math and others because they find they don't enjoy the programming or they are just not gifted at it. Unlike many other majors Programmers are born and not made. All the Programming classes in the world will not help you be successful if you hate it or are not gifted at it.

Many refugees from Computer Science move over into other non-Programming majors like Computer Information Systems and they can get jobs like these:

Computer Technician, Service Center Coordinator, Help Desk Staff, Storage Administrator, Network Administrator, Systems Administrator, Systems Engineer, Enterprise Administrator, Active Directory Administrator, Exchange and Messaging Administrator, Backup Administrator, Disaster Recovery Specialist, Database Administrator, Computing Security Specialist, Corporate IT Acquisition Specialist and Data Center Administrator, just to name a few.

In a small business the list above might be one or two people doing all these jobs. In a large Enterprise environment this could be hundreds of people.

Best wishes.
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Postby Valentin » Wed Oct 04, 2017 10:06 pm

All programming requires some math knowledge.
It uses the same notation, variables & symbols found in basic algebra & geometry.
Most programming is formula oriented, you need to be at least able to recognize it when you need it.
Programming is a combination of math + logic..
Keep in mind, you can't write a program if you don't have some idea of how to do the task.
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Postby Brocly » Thu Oct 19, 2017 10:05 pm

You need to be at least passing math.

There will be formulas in those programming courses.

And more math to complete a major.

If you are current getting an F or D in math - forget it.
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