y;141030]Notwithstanding my proclivity for understanding the theory, one should first
learn/memorize the facts.
First, memorize the "times tables" (which seems to have gone out of fashion)
, then learn the underlying mathematical principles of multiplication & division.[/quote]
Oh, don't get me wrong, I agree with you.
All I said was that it doesn't go too
far into the theory to make it dull and lifeless. I love understanding how things work but, with celestial navigation
in particular, I think a lot of people get turned off because they get a ton of confusing theory thrown at them first which takes the fun out of it.
Anyway, there are as many different ways to learn things as there are people who want to learn 'em. Try them all and see what fits.