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The jumble of rules for taking derivatives never truly clicked for me. The addition rule, product rule, quotient rule — how do they fit together? What are we even trying to do?
Here’s my take on derivatives:
- We have … Read article
Why do analogies work so well? They’re building blocks for our thoughts, written in the associative language of our brains.
At first, I thought analogies had to be perfect models of the idea they explained. Nope.
“All models are wrong, … Read article
How do you wish the derivative was explained to you? Here's my take.
Psst! The derivative is the heart of calculus, buried inside this definition:
But what does it mean?
Let's say I gave you a magic newspaper that listed… Read article
Logarithms are everywhere. Ever use any of the following phrases?
- 6 figures
- Double digits
- Order of magnitude … Read article
You’re describing numbers in terms of their powers of 10 — a logarithm. Ever mention an interest rate or rate of return? It’s
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My favorite analogies explain a thought and help you explore deeper truths. Here’s a metaphor that captures my stance on learning:
- Rote details are arrows, intuition is the bow. … Read article
Our goal is to hunt down problems. You can use arrows
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