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Why American Education Sucks

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

    this method works much better
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  • Me Too!Me Too! __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
  • potatoepotatoe 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.
  • BusterKBusterK 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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  • KazhiimKazhiim __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

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  • Mr. ShineMr. Shine 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.
  • The Far SideThe Far Side __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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  • Me Too!Me Too! __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
  • potatoepotatoe 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.
  • The Far SideThe Far Side __BANNED USERS regular
    edited October 2007
    the fuck is pluto

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  • BusterKBusterK 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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  • potatoepotatoe Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    it was before your time, young lady

    back when we had 9 planets

    potatoe on
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  • The Far SideThe Far Side __BANNED USERS regular
    edited October 2007
    potatoe wrote: »
    it was before your time, young lady

    back when we had 9 planets
    oh yeah well

    wellll

    why aren't you on MSN/AIM eh

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  • Me Too!Me Too! __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.

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

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  • KadithKadith 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

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  • potatoepotatoe Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    potatoe wrote: »
    it was before your time, young lady

    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.
  • KazhiimKazhiim __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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  • Mr. ShineMr. Shine 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.
  • BrainleechBrainleech Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    potatoe wrote: »
    it was before your time, young lady

    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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  • BusterKBusterK 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

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  • Mr. ShineMr. Shine 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

    Your face.

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  • KazhiimKazhiim __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

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  • potatoepotatoe 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.
  • tuggatugga Makin' movies Makin' songsRegistered User regular
    edited October 2007
    FUCK infinite series

    seriously, fuck them.

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

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

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

    seriously, fuck them.

    now you're thinking with portals

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  • Randall_FlaggRandall_Flagg Registered User
    edited October 2007
    what

    infinite series are the most fun thing ever

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  • tuggatugga 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 :^:

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  • KazhiimKazhiim __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

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  • potatoepotatoe 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
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  • tuggatugga 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
  • potatoepotatoe 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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  • KazhiimKazhiim __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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  • potatoepotatoe 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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  • KovakKovak 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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  • KazhiimKazhiim __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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  • FaricazyFaricazy 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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  • RedeemerRedeemer 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

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  • KadithKadith 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

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