Understanding Calculus in 4 Minutes

Karen Remick
Sep 26 · 4 min read
Person looking at blackboard with calculus equations

Calculus is the bane of many people. Much of that is the approach taken when teaching it. It’s taught using mathematical theorems and proofs rather than physical examples. I’ve had a number of people assure me that calculus doesn’t have any real-world applications. They never had any examples given when they learned it and it was taught as a purely intellectual exercise. I seek to correct that here.