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Introductory Calculus For Infants
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on March 27, 2013
I'm not sure my kids are ready for regression analysis but this is a cute story about f and x and how they became friends. For some reason they really love "PARABOLAS!"
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on June 29, 2012
Very cute book. More for adults than for kids. It doesn't really explain any math theory. Makes a great gift for the kids of engineers, scientists, and math nerds :)
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on November 12, 2014
This was bought as a gift for my dad- he is a math fanatic. Growing up, my brother and I were always lectured (in a fun way) about math and various problems. My dad would often get out a dry erase board and lay out problems to be completed. To this day he expresses the firm belief in how influential math is in keeping the mind sharp. Unfortunately for my dad, neither of his kids expressed the same joy for mathematics. But on the plus kid, his granddaughter loves numbers! When my husband saw this book, he knew he had to buy it. With that said, I can't tell you how fantastic this math book is. My daughter loves it! My dad loves it! It's a win-win! The illustrations of the equations are simplistically bold. They catch your eye and draw you in. It is such a simple and fun way to learn about math. I wish they would use this in junior high/high schools. It definitely expresses math in a way that typically isn't done.

So to the math enthusiast, this book would make an excellent addition to some of those rigid and stiff math books that seem to dominate the subject.

Buy This Book!
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on July 1, 2013
My one-year old son would probably try to disown me if I didn't give this book five stars. ;)

The book itself is a children's story that uses a lot of concepts out of calculus to make silly points, but none of those concepts need to be actually understood to enjoy the book. The story is about poor x who is ostracized by most of the other letters since so few words begin with 'x'. His friend f comes along and shows x how, together, they can make functions that can do anything the other letters can do. It's quite cute with simple images that any young child will enjoy. The math is fine, though at various points it could be simplified without any loss. My wife tends to just ignore the equations when reading the book to our son, whereas I always make sure to read them.

I've looked at a bunch of the other "for babies" or "for infants" books and this really is the only one of them that is actually good for babies! My son really does love the book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on March 11, 2013
This book makes a cute gift for the nerdy parents out there. It is not for everyone but it struck my funny bone.
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on March 22, 2013
my son loves it and I enjoy reading it and showing it to friends.. great for a laugh highly recomend
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on February 25, 2015
What a cute book. My husband (a math major) always joked he would teach our baby calculus. So after she was born I got him this for his birthday. He thought it was hysterical and the story is actually really cute! Now our daughter is 17 months and she actually asks to have this book read. The main plot is that all the letters have lots of words that start with them, except 'x'. So he makes a new friend, 'f' and together they can do anything. The book then shows all different f(x), one for each letter of the alphabet (absolute, convex, z-axis).... Then all the letters like x. Cute for adults and kids! I already bought another as a gift to another math friend. The pictures are also really cute and colorful
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on May 15, 2014
This text is probably best suited for either a survey course or a "business calculus"-type course. I would hesitate before using this in a standard calculus course for science & engineering majors. While the book has plenty of examples, the explanations are a bit terse and unsatisfying, and there is an insufficient number of exercises. I give it 4 stars because I think it is on par with the widely used texts by Stewart and Edwards & Penney, but not nearly as elegant as Rogowski
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on December 30, 2013
I have purchased many of these books and love them. I am an engineer, so my friends fully expect me to get them something like this. I love that a child would be introduced to such advanced symbols at a young age, so later in life they don't seem so foreign or scary to them. The story is also super cute, and I find it kind of hilarious. We used one of the books as a giant baby shower card for our office manager when she was expecting - 100 or so of the engineers signed the pages of the book and some of the things they wrote were priceless. Highly recommended.
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on January 3, 2013
This books is well written, a short fun introduction to functions through the characters of "f" and "x" who together can cover the alphabet from Absolute value f(x)=|x| to just being Yourself f(x) =x. You can read it in a minute, giving your child a quick introduction to graphing, removing the fear from math in later years as many reviewers agree, or as an adult you can savor each page for your own edification. I wish there were more books like this! Maybe there could be more versions for vectors, physics, matrices and algebra? Many thanks to the author!
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