Why are math textbooks so often boring? It requires some mental discipline to do math; cartoons can help make the principles easier to digest.
The Mathematical Association of America has many FUN artistic Advanced Math books. Maybe more Math textbooks could be written with an emphasis on interesting summaries first $BEFORE$ filling in the precise details? I think learning a lot of details first that you have to memorize tend to obscure a general appreciation of the whole 'layout' of the subject. Look at the success of the 'For Dummies' series like Algebra For Dummies..
So in summery, why are math books uninspiring? Could Math Books be written with an emphasis on fun informal summaries of various concepts before the precise details are 'filled in'?