Some Friday Funnies for the arithrophobes

Courtesy of Troppo commenter Gaby.

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saint
saint
15 years ago

Is now the time to confess that my moniker, saint in a straitjacket, has something to do with this sort of activity at school?

derrida derider
derrida derider
15 years ago

The one about limits though shows that the student had a fine grasp of induction, but.

Russell
Russell
15 years ago

It’s not the whole reason but, buried in these examples, is part of why I gave teaching away. I had these or similar answers given to tests that I set. I new the faces of the holders of the pencils and their personalities. They were much too bright and capable for me to strike them down with a cross or a zero. It takes wit, imagination and frustration to give answers like these. I was never able to bridge the gap between my role as a teacher to build my students up and my role as a judge to put them in their box.

Gaby
Gaby
15 years ago

Actually. my first thought upon seeing the the last one, was that the “solution”, but of course not the equation , reminded me of the related rates question in my Maths II exam in Matric. From the examiner’s notes, I think, no one in the State solved it. Pointless question then really….