Instructables user j_l_larson writes:
Do you tend to avoid anything that involves math? Are you calclueless? Don’t you hate how they call it “the calculus” like it’s all high falutin and more important than the other math subjects? The basic problem is, math has a bad rep. Math was like mental gymnastics class, some people excelled at it and the rest of us just got through it with much moaning because we had to.
That’s because they never told you about cuddly math.
I had this idea back in college one day when the professor mentioned how most people have an irrational fear of the integral symbol. I thought, wouldn’t it be cool if there was a cuddly stuffed integral symbol that you could pass around the classroom and let everybody play with it and maybe get over that weird fear. Here it is at last.