Results for - Don't be an "Asymptote"

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Dear Math, Go solve your own problems!

Sadly, because I was unable, after 5 attempts to pass Calculus, I was never admitted to Pharmacy School. I was going to revisit the class, now that I am older, but after the first lesson and seeing all of the old terms, I told myself, it's ok to move on. From this list of math terms, check the ones you find amusing.

1. Sadly, because I was unable, after 5 attempts to pass Calculus, I was never admitted to Pharmacy School. I was going to revisit the class, now that I am older, but after the first lesson and seeing all of the old terms, I told myself, it's ok to move on. From this list of math terms, check the ones you find amusing.

Abscissa: An oral abnormality one really ought to have looked at by a dentist.
12%
171 votes
Absolute Value: The price of a bottle of vodka.
31%
426 votes
Complex number: Any number that requires more than ten fingers to count. Examples include thirtytwelve and a hundreteen.
21%
293 votes
Coordinate Pair: Matching socks.
23%
313 votes
Distributive Property: Land bequeathed in a will.
12%
166 votes
Extrapolated: Euphemism for "I made these numbers up."
17%
229 votes
Hexagon: What one says to remove a curse.
22%
297 votes
Infinite Series: A horrible sitcom which will never be canceled, even though your own favorite show got the axe in its second season.
15%
202 votes
Lower Bound: Wearing excessively tight pants.
13%
178 votes
Obtuse: A geometry student who doesn't "get it."
18%
252 votes
N/A
41%
569 votes
My rejection letter, from USC, came back on a day in August ... Friday the 13th. Passing calculus is on my bucket list, but low in priority. Is there something that you wish to accomplish from your younger days that you would like to achieve?

2. My rejection letter, from USC, came back on a day in August ... Friday the 13th. Passing calculus is on my bucket list, but low in priority. Is there something that you wish to accomplish from your younger days that you would like to achieve?

Yes
31%
432 votes
No
30%
410 votes
Undecided
15%
210 votes
Not Applicable
24%
328 votes
On a more serious subject, my daughter is a genius when it comes to math (like her Dad) and my son, not so much. As adults I find there is no pressure to be one way or another. If you are good in math or good in art, I accept you as that. But when I was a substitute teacher and a teacher with 5 math classes, I found that students are pushed to be good or excel or perform in all classes; quite the opposite of when we are adults. Do you find this to be true as well?

3. On a more serious subject, my daughter is a genius when it comes to math (like her Dad) and my son, not so much. As adults I find there is no pressure to be one way or another. If you are good in math or good in art, I accept you as that. But when I was a substitute teacher and a teacher with 5 math classes, I found that students are pushed to be good or excel or perform in all classes; quite the opposite of when we are adults. Do you find this to be true as well?

Yes
39%
540 votes
No
13%
178 votes
Undecided
21%
294 votes
Not Applicable
27%
368 votes
02/29/2016 Education 1380 22 By: ptajuggalette

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