How do you rate the importance of mathematics in your programming skill
Hello everybody, I am teaching mathematics to freshmen computer students. They do not appreciate how the math will develop their ability in programming. I want to convince that they need to do math in order to do programming more effective. Unfortunately, I have no data of how mathematics play in the mind of a programmer.
I created some programs and do heavy math on it as my programs are basically about math, but I am not a programmer, I am a math professor.
In a scale of 1 - 10 (1 = low & 10 = high), how do you rate the importance of mathematics in programming?
Please answer only if you do programming, your honest answer will affect a handful of future computer professionals. Thanks.