**ISBN:** 1568811225

**Author:** Barry Cipra

**Language:** English

**Publisher:** A K Peters/CRC Press; 3 edition (March 29, 2000)

**Pages:** 88

**Category:** Mathematics

**Subcategory:** Science

**Rating:** 4.8

**Votes:** 494

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Cipra has written one of the most entertaining pieces I have read in a long while. Whether you are in the process of learning calculus or teaching it, using calculus regularly or revisiting it, you will find this book a sheer delight. You will also find a lot of good advice about how to tell when your calculations have gone wrong a worthwhile and mind-expanding journey for calculus students. Michael Flake, Math Horizons, November 2005". The title of this light-hearted and amusing book might well have been "Going Gray in Elementary Calculus and How to Avoid i.

An unusual supplement to every calculus textbook, Misteaks and How to Find Them beforeĀ .

The title of this light-hearted and amusing book might well have been "Going Gray in Elementary Calculus and How to Avoid i. Changing the metaphor, Barry has hit the nail on the finger in hundreds of fine examples. -Philip J. Davis, coauthor of The Mathematical Experience. Bonus: Solution to LeWitt Puzzle.

A K Peters/CRC Press

A K Peters/CRC Press. Cipra has written one of the most entertaining pieces I have read in a long while.

Teachers love the way it encourages students to truly think about mathematics rather than simply plugging numbers into equations to crank out answers, and students love the author's straightforward, tongue-in-cheek style.

A Calculus Supplement. Differentiating Right From Wrong. Derivatives Again, and the Fine Art of Being Crude. Reducing to Special Cases.

AND HOW TO FIND THEM BEFORE THE TEACHER DOES by Barry Cipra (3d e. AK Peters, 2000, ISBN 1-56881-122-5). This is a small excellent book for calculus students (and calculus teachers, actually); think of it as a resource on number sense - and therefore idiot-proofing - on the level of calculus. A lot of it is about the meta-process: how to think mathematically, which is the indispensable foundation for being able to concoct and justify answers that one doesn't actually know cold. That, in turn, is THE crucial skill for taking tests - and for life, come to that.