# Martin Gardner and *Calculus Made Easy*

Martin often related how he had never taken calculus or any college level
mathematics course, or indeed any mathematics after leaving high school in
1932. Yet, in the 21st century, in a review of
one of his books in the *Journal of Recreational Mathematics*, it was
remarked that "Gardner will go down in history as one of the most significant
mathematicians of all time." Along the way, he'd made up
for lost time.

Late in life, Martin returned to a subject he'd never quite mastered, namely
calculus, by authoring an update of the relatively forgotten *Calculus Made
Easy* (St. Martin's, 1998, 336 pages), originally published in 1910 by
Sylvanus P.
Thompson.

*Scripta Mathematica*/

*Mathematics, Magic and Mystery*/

*Scientific American*/

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