Let that headline not offend you. This is from a book. A book titled “**Calculus Made Easy**” on “Differential Calculus and The Integral Calculus”, by Silvanus P. Thompson, F. R. S. (Fellow of the Royal Society). This was published in 1914. At the end of this article I have mentioned how you can get a free PDF.

Now, what is unique about this? The Prologue of the book, for instance. Have a look at this:

This is a book that explains calculus as it promises – simply and in simple ways. If calculus has been giving you nightmares, start with any book that is recommended for you, but do read this book. if *dy* and *dx* confuse, or the long elongated S (a slithering snake?) frightens you, this book helps you understand those symbols and terms and most calculus in a fun and easy way. You have heard of hours, minutes, seconds, but did you know why seconds are called ‘seconds’? This book gives you the background to that.

I shall not spoil the fun by having you read this – rather, go get this book. Its free PDF.

Don’t forget the epilogue and apologue:

I know you will love math after reading this book. And if you are a teacher, you will love it some more because explaining calculus will become super-easy.

Do share your opinions, ideas about this book, about how it helped you understand the topic better, and if and how, it helped you become a better teacher of calculus.

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