Last night, we enjoyed a great evening with our two kids playing in a school musical evening. The one in a choir (much to his chagrin) and the other playing the violin. What struck me about these very young adults is their  incredible ability to absorb knowledge and skills. Also their open ness to new concepts. As we have all heard before - like sponges. Over the past week, I have delighted in teaching my boy (9yo) the essentials of differential calculus. I believe when presenting in an interesting, interactive and effective way it is very easy to transfer across even the most complex concepts. My mind wandered to the application to us as engineers and technical professionals. The trick I believe is, that our current knowledge is always being superseded and we have to open our mind to new knowledge and let it simply stream in.

Now to teach my boy, the essentials of integral calculus.....