Gee, I wonder how my kids feel about Absolute Value equations with extraneous solutions…
“Two year olds don’t produce sperm.”
(Don’t ask me how this subject came up in Algebra 2 )
Bad attitude student: Why are we wasting all this time on this long problem? [factoring a quadratic where A>1]
Me: Buckle up, buttercup. This is Algebra 2, we’re going to be doing problems that take much longer and involve multiple pages!
Bad attitude student: <Harrumph>
Good student: (Giggling) She said buttercup!
[In the middle of instructing the class on how to graph quadratics, a young man pipes up] “You know, I’ve only shit myself once in my life.”
For three years, Juan was in every math class I co-taught. He was constantly off-task, but pretty good natured about being redirected. Every time I’d say his name to get his attention, he’d just shout out “Two! Three!”