Math Therapies

Student: “I just don’t know what to do with these therapies!” (he furiously pointed at the Math test)

Me: “Therapies?!”

Student: “Yes! Therapies!” (he’s exasperated now)

Me: “Do you mean the parentheses?” (I look closer at the problem, -4(x-2)=-8)

Student: “That’s what I said, Mrs. Crumpett!”

Me: “What are you going to do when I’m not here to help you?”

Student: “I’ll die!!”

Me: “You won’t die…”

Student: “Yes, I will. I’ll scream ‘Mrs. Crumpett’s gone’ and they’ll ask ‘Who’s Mrs. Crumpett?’ and I’ll say Ms. [My Real Name] and then *pfffft*” (he pretends to slit his own throat and fell out of his chair)

I remember looking at the other teacher in the room, flabbergasted at this theatrical display.  Unfortunately, he would never use these skills to pass an acting or public speaking class…

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