Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Stalking the WIld Derivative

Now that my father has returned from his month-long math excursion (in Poland, of all places), I'm now back on my Calculus tutoring in advance of Calculus at RCC in the fall.  At which point, I will likely need more Calculus tutoring.  The number of people who I would consider to be far more mathematically inclined than me who mentioned that they failed Calculus their first time is giving me pause.

Of course, those may have been people taking Calculus II or III, even, which is the point at which you get into proofs, which no doubt renders the whole thing just that much more difficult.  Math, as it turns out, is one of those things where you're better off not knowing the why or how, so much as the what.


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