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The way mathematics is currently taught it is exceedingly dull. In the calculus book we are currently using on my campus, I found no single problem whose answer I felt the student would care about! The problems in the text have the dignity of solving a crossword puzzle — hard to be sure, but the result is of no significance in life.

Richard Hamming, *Calculus and Discrete Mathematics*

### Reference

Hamming, R. (1984). Calculus and discrete mathematics. *The College Mathematics Journal, 15*(5), 388–389.