Math = Love: Things Teenagers Say - Volume Nine

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Things Teenagers Say - Volume Nine

It's been a little while since my last edition of Things Teenagers Say.

If you're new to my blog, be sure to check out the previous hilarious conversations I've either had with students or overheard in my classroom.

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


You look like you're dead.

Thanks!  I blame the document camera.  


Student A: You're 23, right?
Me: No, I'm 24. 
Student B: Of course she's 24.  We've only been talking about it ALL year.

Okay.  I might of made kind of a big deal out of my birthday.


Your legs are so tan...
It's called panty hose.
I know.  I just can't stop looking at your legs.

Teenagers are the best at awkward comments.


Me: And, we know that the slope of every vertical line is undefined.
Student: Is that language really necessary?

Oh no!  I just used the worst curse word ever in math and in algebra in class!


There are 51 states, right?



You say "Uno" when you have two cards left, right?


Me: Unless you are texting someone that today is your math teacher's birthday, your phone should NOT be out!


What do you get when you combine nutella and salmon?


Student: I'm glad you didn't give us a test today.  We've had like 8 tests today.
Me: It's only 6th hour.


While doing a worksheet that asks students to write an inequality symbol that correctly compares two students.  

Student: I need some help.
Me: Okay.  Which problem are you on?
Student: Number of inches in a yard.
Me: And, what's your question?
Student: How am I supposed to know how big their backyard is?
Me: [The look]
Student: Oh, that kind of yard.


While working on another question on the same worksheet.

There are definitely more oceans than continents.


Your Z's look like the Hitler symbol.

And, this is what you get when you start putting a line through your Z's in the 8th grade because your Algebra 1 teacher puts lines through her Z's.  


Student A: Don't so-and-so and so-and-so look alike?
Student B: They're twins!
Student C: They don't look exactly alike.
Student B: They're fraternity twins!


  1. these posts are my favorite thing in the blogosphere!

    1. Thanks! They are one of my favorite posts to compile. My students never cease to put a smile on my face!