Math = Love: Things Teenagers Say - Volume 10

## Wednesday, April 9, 2014

### Things Teenagers Say - Volume 10

Check out previous versions of Things Teenagers Say here:

Volume 1 | Volume 2 | Volume 3 | Volume 4 | Volume 5 | Volume 6 | Volume 7 | Volume 8 | Volume 9

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What starts with an m, ends with an h, and makes children cry?
Math

One of my Algebra 2 students came up with this joke on his own.  I didn't find it very amusing, but I could tell by the laughing that the rest of my class could relate.  If I remember correctly, this was said on our first day of polynomial long division...

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Mentally, I'm in the 2020's.  But, physically, I'm in 2014.

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I killed the cat, and I don't know how to fix it.  Help!

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You've got to follow the rule of math: Please excuse my something something something.

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My graph is so cute!

Best thing to hear from a student during a test!

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My arteries hurt because of you.

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Some of my ellipses look like drunken, squished soldiers.

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You're weird, Ms. Hagan.  But, that's okay.  I love weird teachers.  Weird teachers are more fun.

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Can you smell the number nine?

Yes, yes I can.  Now what did I just agree to?!?

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Student: It smells like burning wood in here.
Me: What?
Student: Sometimes I set pencils on fire in my bedroom, and your classroom smells exactly like that.

I don't even want to know!

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Me: I need a week off.
Student: Why?  So you can spend it with your cats?

And, for the record, I still don't own a single cat.  I have no clue where my students got the idea that I'm a crazy cat lady!

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Tomorrow, I'm going to have the X-Box flu.

So, that's what they call it nowadays when your parents call you in sick when you're not...

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Me: What does the word linear remind you of?
Student: My mom.
Me: Why would the word linear make you think of your mom?
Student: My mom gave birth to me.  Everything makes me think of her.

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Somewhere along the way, I started putting lines through my z's without realizing it.

Another convert.  I started putting lines through my z's because of my 8th grade Algebra 1 teacher.  Now, students are putting lines through their z's because of me!

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Student: I was explaining the quadratic formula to my family.
Me: Oh, and what did they think?
Student: Their brains were hurting just like mine.