People keep talking about the calculus trap, and I have no idea what that means...
Is it an actual thing, or is it a fake thing to keep kids from tripping face first in the mathematical race?
Is it advisable to learn calculus at the age of 11?
Thats a good article on my favorite math website
I'm pretty sure the calculus trap is breezing through school math as fast as you can, just to get to calculus and find it just as easy as all the other classes you have been taking, rather than taking classes with or being around other motovated math students and really learning how to apply and use what you learn.
Not a Trap If you are good at mathematics and It wouldn't take you too much effort (or time) also for competitions , it is better to focus on Number theory,series, functions ,geometry etc.. because calculus isn't involved I think.
Learning calculus at age 11 , as I said If it wouldn't distract you, then no problem. Focusing on competitions? Better not for now..