In Math for Business and
Life, we use a Little
Guy on chapter-opening illustrations. The
Little Guy is a small, out-of-scale, Einstein-looking
character, usually doing something unusual
(like writing a check with a pen larger than
he is, or sitting in a mailbox).
You may wonder why he is there. We admit the idea is a bit goofy, at least at first glance. Our idea is that the Little Guy not only get students thinking about the subject in an interesting way, but the Little Guy helps take the edge off math. Math-related subjects are often perceived as a bit stuffy, and the Little Guy does his part, we think, in making math more friendly.
Here are a few of our chapter-opening illustrations.
If you would, let us
know how you like the use of the Little Guy. Does
he, in fact, make our text more friendly? Is the
idea too goofy? Do you have any ideas for using
Thanks for visiting this page. And if you do have the time to share your ideas, we would appreciate hearing from you.
The Olympus Team