Math and the Grim Reaper

Gee, I wonder how my kids feel about Absolute Value equations with extraneous solutions…  

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Math is a Waste of Time

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!