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lm  ·  736 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: An Axiomatic Approach to Algebra and Other Aspects of Life

I'm sure it can--phonics is a good example: once you know it, you can almost always pronounce words that you haven't seen before. Same thing with algebra and equations/derivations/proofs you haven't seen: if the axioms are part of how your mind works, the math comes naturally to you.

Interestingly, I think computer science has some things to learn from linguistics about how to teach programming. I'd like to take the time to properly develop a curriculum for teaching a programming language as a written language one of these days.