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# Why American Education Sucks

## Posts

• __BANNED USERS regular
edited October 2007
you know I could never get FOIL to stick in my head

this method works much better

The Far Side on
• __BANNED USERS regular
edited October 2007
Koshian wrote: »
Lol! wrote: »
Koshian wrote: »
Lol! wrote: »
Koshian wrote: »
I can FOIL like a mean motherfucker

First Outer Inner Last, bitches.
I used to amaze the kids in resource by factoring big quadratics in my head. Obviously, these were quadratics that you didn't need to use the formula to find the factors, but it was still fun hearing them go "How the fuck did you do that?"
Also, a good way to remember the quadratic formula: sing it to the tune of "Pop goes the weasel."

yes, wiggin you magnificent bastard

Resource teacher: "Does anyone know the quadratic formula?"
Me, singing: "X is equal to negative b, plus or minus the square root, of b squared minus 4 ac, all over 2 a."
Kids: "...what"

why are you in a resource class

are you a student aid?

I'm classified as learning disabled in written and oral expression.
Managed to work past that difficulty without any help from the vapid cunts in resource.
One period a day, for four years, I could have been doing something that actually was worthwhile, as opposed to doing homework and reading.

Me Too! on
• Registered User regular
edited October 2007
Goatmon wrote: »
Brainleech wrote: »
When I was in high school the math dept. preached the dogma of You use algebra in everyday life when ever someone decided to question it
One day I made the smart ass remark of It tells you where X goes on your paycheck
Thus earning myself a trip to the office and to study hall for the rest of the year

Hahaha.

Seriously, man. The only purpose Algebra really has, as I understand it, is the proving that you're willing to learn something that prepares your brain for even harder shit when you get to college. Even so, I don't see why Algebra couldn't be replaced with some form of education that would actually help people in their lives at some point.

algebra skills are a must for good programming
and i would be nowhere without them

potatoe on
I tried to write "but that" and my hands naturally wrote "butt hat", which is vastly superior in every way.
• Negativity is Boring Cynicism is Cowardice Registered User regular
edited October 2007
Mr. Shine wrote: »
BusterK wrote: »
PEMDAS FO LYFE

Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally

Screw that
PEMDAS! Sounds like a gang affiliation

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• __BANNED USERS regular
edited October 2007
:3

hey guys did you know that if you're integrating a function that can be reduced to the form sqrt(x^2+a^2) and substitute that form with a*tan (theta) (or maybe it's asectheta) and also maybe replace dx with the perfect differential? I don't know, that makes it easier to integrate

Kazhiim on
• Registered User
edited October 2007
BusterK wrote: »
Mr. Shine wrote: »
BusterK wrote: »
PEMDAS FO LYFE

Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally

Screw that
PEMDAS! Sounds like a gang affiliation

No, she had to leave the party early. You know how old people are.

Mr. Shine on
Yeah your alias says your captain Jean-Luc Picard of the United Federation of Planets, 'cause he won't speak English anyway.
• __BANNED USERS regular
edited October 2007
Kazhiim wrote: »
:3

hey guys did you know that if you're integrating a function that can be reduced to the form sqrt(x^2+a^2) and substitute that form with a*tan (theta) (or maybe it's asectheta) and also maybe replace dx with the perfect differential? I don't know, that makes it easier to integrate
christ i am so happy i will never need to do maths like this

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• __BANNED USERS regular
edited October 2007
The resource ladies always bitched about "You never ask for help when you need it rah rah rah."
For the 3 times a year that I needed help, there were people who needed a hell of a lot more help than I did. I just stuck it out, got my work done, and helped out when I could.

Me Too! on
• Registered User regular
edited October 2007
my very earthly mother just served us nine pizzas
mercury venus earth mars jupiter saturn uranus neptune pluto

potatoe on
I tried to write "but that" and my hands naturally wrote "butt hat", which is vastly superior in every way.
• __BANNED USERS regular
edited October 2007
the fuck is pluto

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• Negativity is Boring Cynicism is Cowardice Registered User regular
edited October 2007
Lol! wrote: »
The resource ladies always bitched about "You never ask for help when you need it rah rah rah."
For the 3 times a year that I needed help, there were people who needed a hell of a lot more help than I did. I just stuck it out, got my work done, and helped out when I could.

You know, you kind of have the same problem here
Who knows though, maybe your stubborn attitude will end up working to your advantage later in life.
Maybe

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• Registered User regular
edited October 2007

back when we had 9 planets

potatoe on
I tried to write "but that" and my hands naturally wrote "butt hat", which is vastly superior in every way.
• __BANNED USERS regular
edited October 2007
potatoe wrote: »

back when we had 9 planets
oh yeah well

wellll

why aren't you on MSN/AIM eh

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• __BANNED USERS regular
edited October 2007
I never thought of it as being stubborn at the time.
There were definitely kids who needed a lot more help than me. I was completely self-reliant in that class, most of the time because it was math homework, and math and science are my best subjects. The rest of the time, I didn't want to pull them away from the kids who really needed the help.
And my papers all came back OK, so I didn't worry about it too much.

Me Too! on
• Negativity is Boring Cynicism is Cowardice Registered User regular
edited October 2007
Nachos
My Very Educated Mother Just Served Us Nachos

BusterK on
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• Registered User regular
edited October 2007
guys who wants to write my english paper

it's really easy and short and i don't care if it's good

i just don't want to do it.

i have 5 dollars and i can suck a golf ball through a garden hose

• Registered User regular
edited October 2007
potatoe wrote: »

back when we had 9 planets
oh yeah well

wellll

why aren't you on MSN/AIM eh

because as soon as i log on i am admitting defeat and my paper doesn't get written at all

at least this way i still get some work done

potatoe on
I tried to write "but that" and my hands naturally wrote "butt hat", which is vastly superior in every way.
• __BANNED USERS regular
edited October 2007
here's an example problem provided by the book

1). Evaluate integral ((sqrt(9-x^2))/x^2 dx)

let x = 3sinO where -pi/2 < O < pi/2 then dx=3 cos O dO and sqrt(9-x^2) = sqrt(9-9sin^2O) = sqrt(9cos^2O) = 3 |cosO| = 3cosO

note that cosO > 0 because -pi/2 < O < pi/2

thus the inverse substitution rule gives

integral((sqrt(9-x^2))/x^2 dx) = integral(3cosO/9sin^2O * 3cosO dO)

= integral(cos^2O/sin^2O d0) = integral(cot^2O dO)

= integral(csc^2O - 1 dO)

= -cotO - O + C

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• Registered User
edited October 2007
My Very Excited Mother Just Stopped Under Neverland.

Mr. Shine on
Yeah your alias says your captain Jean-Luc Picard of the United Federation of Planets, 'cause he won't speak English anyway.
• Registered User regular
edited October 2007
potatoe wrote: »

back when we had 9 planets
oh yeah well

wellll

why aren't you on MSN/AIM eh

My excuse is I don't know if I have an msn id anymore.
I never have used AIM.

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• Negativity is Boring Cynicism is Cowardice Registered User regular
edited October 2007
Mr. Shine wrote: »
My Very Excited Mother Just Stopped Under Neverland.

Oh yeah that's way easier to remember

BusterK on
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• Registered User
edited October 2007
BusterK wrote: »
Mr. Shine wrote: »
My Very Excited Mother Just Stopped Under Neverland.

Oh yeah that's way easier to remember

Mr. Shine on
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• __BANNED USERS regular
edited October 2007
oh but you have to resubstitute x back into O

so if x = 3sinO, then x/3 = sinO

so you draw the triangle and figure out the cotangent

Kazhiim on
• Registered User regular
edited October 2007
kaz, trig makes me so angry
i just hate it

if i had hulk abilities, trig would be the trigger

potatoe on
I tried to write "but that" and my hands naturally wrote "butt hat", which is vastly superior in every way.
• Makin' movies Makin' songsRegistered User regular
edited October 2007
FUCK infinite series

seriously, fuck them.

tugga on
• __BANNED USERS regular
edited October 2007
trig ain't even a thing

well, when you're doing calculus with trig it is a thing

Kazhiim on
• __BANNED USERS regular
edited October 2007
tugga wrote: »
FUCK infinite series

seriously, fuck them.

now you're thinking with portals

Kazhiim on
• Registered User
edited October 2007
what

infinite series are the most fun thing ever

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• Makin' movies Makin' songsRegistered User regular
edited October 2007
trig subsitution in integration makes me :<

but i had this english-as-a-second language teach me over the summer in a way that itll stick

plus he pronounced it subibisitution

tugga on
• __BANNED USERS regular
edited October 2007
the only math major in my class got a 56 on the midterm

I got an 85

teeee heeeeee

Kazhiim on
• Registered User regular
edited October 2007
my current math prof is from ethiopia

he is the nicest guy in the world
he uses phrases like "oh my goodness" in a heavily accented voice when he can't find a working marker or messes up

i would say he is like a black, male, ethiopian tfs

potatoe on
I tried to write "but that" and my hands naturally wrote "butt hat", which is vastly superior in every way.
• Makin' movies Makin' songsRegistered User regular
edited October 2007
what

infinite series are the most fun thing ever

this is round three for calculus 3 for me, technically

on paper its only the second time ive taken it, but i got a D in calc 2, then had the same retarded teacher for calc 3 and failed it. so over the summer i retook calc 2 at a community college in dallas, but it was the exact same material for calc 3 in oklahoma.

and that teacher got fired and now i have a male teacher for my second attempt at calculus 3 and im soaring though it. male math teachers are way better that female math teachers.

the infinite series exam we took for that first class, 3 people passed and the rest averaged about a 37% on that test. but this time around this professor is much better.

tugga on
• Registered User regular
edited October 2007
i guess maybe i didn't need both black and ethiopian

i don't know

potatoe on
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• __BANNED USERS regular
edited October 2007
my calc professor is (or was) awesome, before he went away since his wife had a baby and we got Boring McStereotype dude to replace him

he had black chalk he'd use to write on the wall above the chalk board when he ran out of space, because he didn't want to erase anything and nobody behind the first row could see the bottom of the board

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• Registered User regular
edited October 2007
tugga wrote: »
male math teachers are way better that female math teachers

are you basing this on the one bad female math teacher you've had?

because i've had some wonderful female math teachers that actually taught it very well

potatoe on
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• did a lot of drugs married cher?Registered User regular
edited October 2007
i love calculus so much

it fascinates me

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• __BANNED USERS regular
edited October 2007
I despise calculus with every fiber of my being, despite that fact that my chosen career is pretty much nothing but applied calculus

whoops

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• Registered User regular
edited October 2007
the only thing the SAT can measure aptitude of is my cock
i fell asleep during the SAT and woke up with a boner

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• Registered User
edited October 2007
potatoe wrote: »
it is for me

and deemer said it's slow for her

so, it's not an isolated incident

Potatoe

I'm not

I'm not a girl

Redeemer on
• Registered User regular
edited October 2007
the only things in the SAT that have anything to do with college level skills are the math parts