That's the sort of stupid cop out that gives people a general science course.
Baisc arithmetic , followed by early maths is a fundemantal, because those tools will be required which ever branch of mathematics you choose to branch into and mathematics is a widely applicable tool in everyday life.
The fundmamentals of mathematics are very narrow, and apply to a very small domain of objects, numbers basically.
Technology, however has an enormous scope, from the basics of electronics, to logic, to methods and it's impact on society.
On top of that you'll never be able to learn it without the three R's.
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