Calculus is now introduced in the high school curriculum of schools in US. This in fact is an attempt to make US students more familiar and fluent with mathematics and its vocabulary. But, when teaching a subject like calculus to younger students teachers face an additional responsibility of transforming the complex ideas of the subject to simpler forms that can be easily grasped by younger students.
There are various difficulties that teachers face when teaching calculus to school level children. Calculus is a branch of mathematics that deals with change. It covers various complicate topics like limits, integration, differentiation and functions. It is also very essential that the student has a very strong base on other branches of mathematics like algebra, trigonometry and geometry. (more…)