Hands up everybody who enjoyed calculus in school. Apasal so few of you? Calculus doesn’t deserve the bad reputation it gets among students. It’s just like solving a giant jigsaw puzzle except instead of funny shaped pieces, you get x, y, z and other variables.
Call me a geek or a weirdo or whatever but I actually enjoyed calculus very much at school. I also enjoyed physics and chemistry a lot and my introduction to physics in Form IV sparked off a lifelong love of the subject. Shhh… but Dear Hubby’s first ever present to me was a beautiful book on Richard Feynman, my hero. When I discovered we both owned a copy of the same book “Genius: The Life and Scienceof Richard Feynman” which was a biography of Feynman by James Gleick, it was as if the stars had aligned in the skies. Tee-hee.
I suppose having a Maths teacher for a father made it much easier for me to grasp and love calculus. Nothing beats having your own personal on-call Maths tutor 24/7 who has a vested interest in making sure you score that A in Maths.
For everyone else who doesn’t have a father like mine, you can click here for help. Good luck with your next calculus test!