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Apr 29, 2010

WAIT...I THINK YOU MADE A MISTAKE

I am not very comfortable doing math. I need paper and pencil and can't do it in my head. I really don't like it.

Now I don't know what this says or what it means but it really worries me that it is something very important like what is keeping the planes in the sky or the world spinning on its axis and if there is one little dot or digit that is misplaced then we are in big trouble.

Really...what the heck does this mean and how does a class pay attention long enough to see if it is right or wrong or to learn how to do this.
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21 comments:

Blondie's Journal said...

This reminds me of the movie Good Will Hunting!

I remember in high school being in my good old art room Senior year and across the hall was a class called Math For Fun. That really blew me away. I'm just like you when it comes to math and couldn't for the life of me figure out what could possibly be fun about it!!

Happy Thursday, Lori!

xoxo
Jane

Jo Anne said...

LOL - I'm more interested to find out how he reached the top of the green board! - Is he actually 10 ft tall, and now kneeling down, or am I missing something!

Mrs. P. said...

I work in accounting and always say I am the WORD person trapped in a NUMBER world, lol. Fun post, Lori!!

Blessings!
Gail

Ali said...

Oh Lord, I barely got through math in school. Never so happy as when I hit Grade 12 and didn't have to take it any more!

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

I agree, math is only good when you don't have to think about it. Then it just flows. Too much thought jumbles the numbers around and mixes up things.

Yes, how did he get up there?

Jen

A rootdigger said...

And if he did it prior to class, how does he check to see if some smart alec kid did not erase one number or add one in somewhere. oh boy there goes that airplane down. I don't like to compare for accuracy on such along one. whew glad I don't have to.

MiMi said...

Oh. Yeah. Well I do those problems ever day. **ahem. cough.*** Easy peasy.

Robynn's Ravings said...

OH.MY.WORD. That someone can actually understand that is even more mind boggling than the computation itself. I don't come from THAT gene pool. I dove into the shallow end!

Gail said...

what...

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Oye, now I have a headache...

Keetha Denise Broyles said...

Shoot - - - I teach that in 6th Grade Math!!!



NOT!!!

How in the WORLD did he reach the TOP of that chalk board?

vignette design said...

What the.....? Are you kidding. Who in the world could ever understand that? Certainly not me, as I can barely remember my times table! I definitely use the OTHER side of my brain!

Kathleen said...

I checked it and found a mistake..What should I do.? :)

peace said...

never fret, there are nerds for math. those blessed geeks have provided us with calculators and computers to ensure we never have to rack our brains with such non sense as 2+2

Marla said...

Lori, thanks for the great suggestions, they all sound really simple and make alot of sense. I am excited to try some of them on Harley, he seems to know his name already and when I say here Harley he usually comes, he likes to follow me wherever I go. I am so happy he seems to have bonded already in just less than 24 hours. Blessings, Marla

Joanne said...

LOL I also want to know how he got to the top. Seriously though I worked in the Math wing at school and would walk by an empty classroom - there would be one of our Math Instructors working on something similar to that and remarking this is "FUN" - crazy man crazy!!!

Angie said...

Math - horrors!!

hummer said...

I don't know which is the wildest, the picture or the comments. How would he ever think the student brain would be able to keep it straight in their head. LOL

susan said...

This reminds me of the movie Good Will Hunting! Unfortunately, the math side of my brain never developed :) You get a pass too--I saw your painting in the dining room. "Artists" don't have to do math :)

The Lucy and Dick Show said...

But when we were young, we weren't supposed to be ABLE to do math! So it's my opinion that because I was raised as a proper female who didn't need math to function, I just never bothered to learn it and so as an adult, who needs it, I was screwed! I can understand the concept of money and investing but as to the adding, multiplying and god forbid fractions? Bah!

A 2 Z said...

Hi,

Being an older teacher I've seen all kinds. There was once this teacher that was from overseas and he would literally fill the board with stuff (pretty much like that board, except that he was tall). He taught French in grade 6. Parents made frantic phone calls to the principal worried because their kids were either overwhelmed or bored. What did the principal do? She came to see me to see if I could help him. As if I did not have enough to do: single mother at the time, raising 2 teenage girls, aaargh! What was I supposed to say to him? I had to use a lot of tact and diplomacy. Must have worked because we are still friends today (I never told him what the principal said). Love your posts. You are a riot!!! I'm a new follower! I'm impressed with your roots. Everyone in Qu├ębec know these people. Our French Canadian history books always begin with the mention of their names.

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