Book Review The Cartoon Guide to Calculus and Algebra

We need to bring in a certain lightness (this is not theopposite of rigour), humour and sense of play in our teaching and also use graphical illustrations to make concepts, formulae and equations come to life! The Cartoon Guides to algebra and calculus do just that. I will share some common features before going into the specifics of each book. Larry Gonick is a well known cartoonist, who studied and taught mathematics in Harvard. He has authored several cartoon guides in a wide variety of topics from history to physics. Both books referred to above are actually very rigorous introductions to the subject in hand. There is no sloppy hand-waving involved. Concepts are introduced very carefully, several examples and illustrations given from real life, and there are exercises at the end of each chapter.

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