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Core Mathematics is Useless: Constructive Criticism

Isn't the whole point of this section to foster individuals' mathematics fundamentals? If someone answers a question correctly, it is evident that he/she already understood the concept and applied the technique appropriately. There is no benefit. If you answer incorrectly, Brilliant gives no solution and urges you to move onto the next problem. How are you supposed to develop comprehension?

Note by Taylor Lau
4 years, 6 months ago

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Actually, you can find solutions by clicking on the little rounded rectangle with a small eye labelled "Solution." Solutions are free of charge!

Matt Wang - 4 years, 6 months ago

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haha my bad

Taylor Lau - 4 years, 6 months ago

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so what you would do for the answer of the type ""3+5=?"".....ha ha ......a little obnoxious...

Raja Metronetizen - 4 years, 6 months ago

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Problems may have more than one possible approach, and people may even arrive at correct answers without using the concepts that the problems were designed to train (i.e. using pure trial-and-error or manual computation when a more "elegant" solution exists). So answering a question correctly does not automatically guarantee that the appropriate technique was used.

Besides, it wouldn't hurt for us to practice basic concepts every now and then. The core mathematics section also enables us to focus on specific techniques

As a side note, maybe problems in higher levels are impossible to solve through approaches different from the concepts that the problems are designed to train.

Paolo Miguel Bartolo - 4 years, 6 months ago

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Also, wouldn't that be the idea of using stars instead? When you take away the points initiative, when you get a star which doesn't (yet) have any inherent value, it incentivizes people to actually learn. You can get the right answer through trial-and-error, and then click the "Solution" button to see how to do it legitimately

But I agree with the comment about higher levels. As a comment, I am flabbergasted whenever I see double integrals, so I'm not going to to that part of Calculus anytime soon.

Matt Wang - 4 years, 6 months ago

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You can't say its useless

it is simply helping us

even if your concepts are clear there is no harm in practising questions over them rather it'll only help you...

Riya Gupta - 4 years, 6 months ago

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