Math = Love: Volume 36: Things Teenagers Say

## Monday, October 26, 2015

### Volume 36: Things Teenagers Say

It's been a while since the last things teenagers say, so I decided it was time to remedy that.

Previous Volumes:
Volume 01 | Volume 02 | Volume 03 | Volume 04 | Volume 05
Volume 06 | Volume 07 | Volume 08 | Volume 09 | Volume 10
Volume 11 | Volume 12 | Volume 13 | Volume 14 | Volume 15
Volume 16 | Volume 17 | Volume 18 | Volume 19 | Volume 20
Volume 21 | Volume 22 | Volume 23 | Volume 24 | Volume 25
Volume 26 | Volume 27 | Volume 28 | Volume 29 | Volume 30
Volume 31 | Volume 32 | Volume 33 | Volume 34 | Volume 35

I hate the system, but I love the system!

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You can't be rich and be in college.

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Student: Can I use the bingo chips on my quiz?
Me: Sure.
Another Student: That's cheating!  If I can't use google, you can't use bingo chips.

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October 81st and a half?  What kind of world do we live in?

[For the record, it was October 81 to the 1/2 power.  But, my Algebra 1 students haven't learned about that yet...]

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Lions don't keep secrets, and secrets don't keep lions.

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What's a key?  Oh, it's that thing your mother gave me to her heart.

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Student: Why do you have a sign about cats being carelessly killed?
Me: I don't know...
Student: That's no bueno.

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Student: There's someone knocking on the outside door.  Can I go let them in so they stop knocking?
Me: Sure.
Student: [Leaves for 10 seconds tops before coming back]  There's no door!

[To understand this, you need to realize that my classroom is on the second floor.  The door that was being knocked on was on the first floor.]

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Student: Will you be here after school?
Me: I should be unless my landlord calls me about fixing my plumbing problem.  It's kinda important.
Student: You could solve it by just putting in an outhouse.

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Isn't a histogram when you can't have kids?

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Me: The line between the numerator and denominator is known as the vinculum.  That's a fun fact that you could share with people at a party.
Student: Do you want us to get beat up?

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This makes me want to commit mathicide.

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Student: Are you going to tell us the answer to the puzzle if we don't figure it out?
Me: Nope.
Student: But, this isn't Petals Around the Rose.  You didn't make a promise!

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Me: When we were talking about finding the center, we had to choose between mean and median.  You've been dealing with those since back in elementary school.  For spread, you're going to have to choose between interquartile range and standard deviation.  Now, we've never heard of those, right?

Student: Oh, we've been dealing with those since back in 'Nam.

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You got more glue sticks?!?  I love life!

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I'm a predator.

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I miss this class.  You kept us from knowing we were learning.  In my other classes, it's obvious and painful.

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My goat friends are talking to me.

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Would you like some epsilon salt on your pi?

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Me: I don't need you making pigeon noises.
Student: That's a quail.

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Take away her phone.  I'll give you \$20 if you do it.  Think about all the salad you could buy.

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It's funny how fast the time goes by when you're doing math.

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Isn't Skillet metal?
No, it's cast iron.

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