A review of the cartoon guide to Algebra and the cartoon guide to calculus

Gonick, Larry (2017) A review of the cartoon guide to Algebra and the cartoon guide to calculus. At Right Angles, 6 (2). pp. 106-112.

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I don’t know what your experience of learning mathematics was—but for me, till I went to graduate school and except for a few courses as an undergraduate, it was a very heavy affair. First of all, there was an overwhelming sense of being weighed down that was associated with ‘knowledge’. There was so much to learn, so much to remember and so much to be tested on! There was no sense of lightness associated with learning, no sense of play or joy in discovering and understanding. I remember once, wandering around a huge library with this feeling, and coming upon a lovely poem by Justin Richardson (Punch, 1952), which gave me immense relief. It goes like this:

Item Type: Articles in APF Magazines
Uncontrolled Keywords: Illustrations, graphics, calculus, algebra
Subjects: Natural Sciences
Natural Sciences > Mathematics
Divisions: Azim Premji University > University publications > At Right Angles
Depositing User: Mr. Sachin Tirlapur
Date Deposited: 15 Sep 2018 16:21
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2018 16:21
URI: http://publications.azimpremjifoundation.org/id/eprint/1386
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