"You didn't show your work correctly." >What do you mean? It's just multiplication.
"Yes, there should be several lines for addition as you go along. Just the answer isn't sufficient." >But that's how I do multiplication. It saves paper.
"I can't see your work." >There isn't anything to show. I can do addition in my head.
"Detention for backtalk."
It's too bad logic isn't encouraged in teachers anymore.
Wait wait wait, THAT'S how you do multiplication? And they had a goddamn PROBLEM with it? What the hell? That's pretty much the ONLY way they teach you multiplication. How the hell else are you supposed to do it?
Multiply the five and the eight, write down 40 underneath the line, multiply five and five, write down 25 and an extra zero under the 40, multiply three and eight, write down 24 and an extra zero under the 250, multiply three and five, write down 15 with two extra zeros under the 240, draw another line, add up 40+250+240+1500 and put 2030 under the second line.
Pisses me off whenever someone does that whole process on my sheet of paper to demonstrate how to do it in "the proper, easytoread" manner.
Ah. That's what they meant. What grade are you in, where you have to show that? I only do that with the kids I tutor so they can see what the hell I'm doing. If you're anywhere past like fourth ******* grade you shouldn't have to do that.
******* high school? What the hell? They should have stopped expecting that by at least eighth grade! Is your calc teacher exactly like this meme? Sure sounds like it.
Granted, it was only for "really incorrect" answers. Saying that Maryland's state flower is the sunflower doesn't score or lose any points, but "being a smartass" and saying that it's cornbread loses you a point off of your grade.
I always remember my teachers through elementary and junior high telling me that **** , It was retarded when I could do the multiplication, division and all the other stuff in my head, for the most part. Then, My grade 9 math teacher would essentially tell us
'Okay, so this is how you multiply polynomials... (Etc etc)'
He'd show us the long stupid way, then say
'Now, Here is the easy way to do it that the school board doesn't want to teach you because they think you're too stupid to do it any faster'
Probably my favorite math teacher. Now, if only he didn't base 15% the end grade on Homework....
<Be in Honors Chemistry.
<Take test.
<See a bonus.
<Use guess and check to get it right.
<Teacher asks how I got it.
<Tell her.
<Tells me she can't give me credit.
<Ask her the method to solve it.
<Tells me I'd learn if I take AP next year.
How the **** does that make any God damn sense????
>In Algebra
>bitch ass teacher
>always on her rag
>doing warmup
>"long" division
>0 to the far right
>don't bother writing it
>teacher starts bitching
>she wants me to start over
>i'm almost done
>she threatens to not start til i do it again
>tell teacher that i guess we aren't going to start
>teacher flips her ****
>sends me to office
>i call her a bitch on my way out
>i got dropped from class
>mfw i got wood shop instead
i only need three years of math, so if anything i would have to take it again next year and drop my senior study class (get to come in to school late, or go home early depending on 1st or 8th period) but then again, that would really suck
Paying attention or just thinking of your stuff when suddenly...
Teacher: Alba, stop talking to your partner!
Me: What? I wasn't even...
Teacher: Oh, so you will complain? Get out from the class
Me: Okay...
>Sitting in class one day
>Miss Megafatbitch busy stuffing her face (though we're not allowed to eat in class) and "teaching" a lesson, IE talking with her mouth full and expecting us to know what's going on
>Bored out of my mind
>Teacher rolls around on her cankles, sudden monster growl
>"CONNOR NO TALKING IN MY CLASS"
>Kid next to me, Connor, suddenly starts up
>Kid was sleeping
>"Huh, what, but I"
>"Oh, you're gonna back talk me? GET THE **** OUT AND GO TO THE OFFICE!"
>MFW the kid was actually sleeping
> be in math class
> teacher writes question
> asks everybody to copy and solve it
> 10 minutes and everybody's done
> teacher asks for answers
> tells me i have the wrong answer
> everyone else is wrong on theirs
> ask her to solve it on the board
> she starts to flip ****
> retard goes up and try's to solve it
> finds out i had the right answer all along
> teacher says she was right and i was wrong
mfw
>math class this year
>Teacher introduces himself: "I never make that many mistakes, maybe once in a great while"
>So far i've corrected him about nine thousand times
>"Good try, but... oh wait.. well moving on"
>One day a bunch of important school monitors, or whatever the **** the people who check to make sure schools are supposed to be certified are called, walk into class to observe
>Correct teacher and hear frantic scribblings
>Teacher's face turns red and says nothing, moves on
>Pulled out of class and commemorated for speaking out
>MFW I helped save my school from loosing certification and got a bad teacher fired
>Be in Alg. 1
>Bitch Teacher who absolutely hates me for some obscure reason
>Purposely picks me to solve this ******* HUGE equation because she thinks I wasn't paying attention
>Able to solve UNBELIEVABLY HUGE ASS equation in under 30 seconds
>Teacher looks at the board in disbelief, realizing I was right
>Teacher looks back at me, returning to her usual bitchy attitude
>"How many times do I have to tell you to bring your glasses to school!"
>MFW she can't even praise me for solving an equation no one else could in record time.
>MFW Ive never even been prescribed for glasses
I had a bad day in geometry today.
>Ask question about homework in front of class
>He tries to walk me through it as everyone listens
>Asks me basic math problem
>427
>MFW I can't do **** when put on the spot and I said the wrong answer
>I was so embarrassed
>Be in Precalc
>"Give an example of when two cars start at the same location, travel the same speed, but don't end up in the same location"
>Write "If they're going in different directions"
>Lose credit for "describing an example, but not actually giving one. An acceptable answer, for example, would be 'Car A travels north at 3 mph, and Car B travels south at 3mph. After 2 seconds, Car A is 6 miles north, while Car B is 6 miles South.
>MFW the question didn't ask for a numerical example.
To be fair, a lot of calculators can do a reasonable amount of calculus, so if you were only up to first year or so, you could probably just type in the question to get a solution. When you're teaching, calculators should only really be used for things you learnt at least a year or so ago.
That probably wasn't what the teacher was talking about, just playing devil's advocate.
My algebra teacher is not only like this also has a one track mind. All the ever thinks about algebra. At least my other teachers have a bit of personality.
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They do this because the method you used may not work in certain situations, whereas theirs are proven and definite.
Still sucks when you've gotta redo that **** , mostly happens in maths.
Actually public school teachers tend to teach the easiest method not the best. Metaphorically speaking they are just trying to teach you enough about the car to be able to get from place to place (solve general algebraic problems) instead of teaching you about the car itself (being able to play with algebra and really understand why each thing your doing is the way it is)