Peter, then I have to ask this. If you are so adamant that you can teach this student some calculus, then why we're you unable to teach him some algebra?
On Aug 17, 2012, at 10:17 PM, Peter Duveen <email@example.com> wrote:
> I would endeavor to teach students about the slope of a curve, and how to calculate it, and how one can use this knowledge to graph functions. That would be the beginning. It is tangible knowledge. Call it whatever, calculus, or something else, that's what I would be teaching them. But I do like to think that it is an introduction to calculus, not just teaching about calculus. And, of course, if students can plot a line and a parabola, they can plot many other functions/equations.