Power Maths       by Sidney Schuman

 

Power Maths is a pre-calculus taster designed as a gentle non-theoretical introduction to the subject. It is not intended to be in any way an alternative to the rigorous teaching of calculus.

Power Maths uses a numerical / graphical method to deduce the integral power rule. The differential power rule is also obtained, without any reference to the concept of the limit or infinitesimals.

 

 

    

Use this  Worksheet  to deduce

 

both of the calculus power rules

 

 

Graphs needed for the differential power rule

   Published Articles

 

   Before teaching calculus

   Tinkering with the calculus power rules

   Another look at the calculus power rules