Math = Love: Don't Laugh. I dare you!

Monday, October 1, 2012

Don't Laugh. I dare you!

One semester, I worked as a grader for the math department at my university.  I graded quizzes and homework assignments for Calculus I.  It was a ton of work for not a lot of money, but I thought it would be good to put on my resume.  In all actuality, I didn't even put it on my resume since it wasn't actual teaching experience.  Over the course of the semester, though, I snapped some pictures of the most amusing answers I came across while grading.

I dare you to try reading these without laughing!  (I saved the best one for last!) 

What funny or amusing answers have you come across while grading papers?  Please share in the comments!


  1. I put the graph of a line on a pair of unmarked axes and asked the students to write down five "reasonable" pairs of points for the graph. One boy raised his hand after writing down the x and y intercepts and said, "Ms. Zimmer, I can't find anymore points on the line."

  2. Today, while playing your Zombie Game with my class, they got into a discussion while waiting for some students to finish doing a problem (I think it was give an example of a perfect square greater than 100--I did random questions) about how fun it would be to write all the wrong answers on a test with funny comments just to see what would happen! Crazy!