How Handmade Noodles and Calculus Are The Same

Handmade Noodles
Photo by author, Nov. 2020

Much of the complaining about math that I have heard over the years goes like “I’ll never use this in real life.”

I beg to differ.

I was winding down after my work day, sitting at the computer and trying to decide whether playing solitaire was more desirable than looking over sports scores. Delicious scents were wafting from the general direction of the…