Dear Little Chick . . . and Anyone Else Who Has Suffered from the Calculus Blues,
Little Chick, I know you hated your calculus class, and we're so proud of you for earning an "A" in spite of it being, you know, calculus.
I was talking to Someone I Love about how you made it through the class, Little Chick, and I felt rather surprised when she said, I hate calculus. It's just another hoop colleges make students jump through so they can weed out pre-med students.
She went on to say that there is a movement afoot to replace calculus in the core curriculum with a statistics and probability class. SIL also said she only does calculus when she has to teach it, and she does the problems slowly because she doesn't really remember calculus. She takes her time as part of a pretense that she's helping the students keep up and understand the class.
SIL finished by saying, Calculus is a sordid business. Be sure to tell Little Chick I said calculus is a sordid business.
There you have it, Little Chick. Calculus is a sordid business.
Infinities of love,