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Re: motivation for studying math
Posted:
Feb 20, 1998 7:28 PM


I think some students get interested in calculus by reading a classic such as "What is Calculus About?" by W.W. Sawyer, New Mathematical Library, MAA, 1961. Very readable, intended for high school students, and an "oldie but goodie." :)
Ron Ward/Western Washington U/Bellingham, WA 98225 ronaward@henson.cc.wwu.edu
On Fri, 20 Feb 1998, Gary A harris wrote:
> I have a student who is interested in reading about what motivates students > to study calculus in the first place. Does anyone on this list know of a > good place to start looking? > > Thanks, > Gary A. Harris > >



