Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson

Calvin and Hobbes

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  1. leftwingpatriot

    leftwingpatriot said, about 2 hours ago

    I hate to see how he handles multiplication problems.

  2. hariseldon59

    hariseldon59 said, about 2 hours ago

    You can if you’re adding negative numbers.

  3. Zero-Gabriel

    Zero-Gabriel said, about 2 hours ago

    @Calvin’s_Dad


    Put some REAL Money on the table, they’ll get his attention.

  4. The Life I Draw Upon

    The Life I Draw Upon said, about 1 hour ago

    Maybe he has A.D.D.

  5. srmcd1

    srmcd1 said, about 1 hour ago

    I think he’s just flat-out determined not to learn anything.

  6. watmiwori

    watmiwori said, 35 minutes ago

    I too was/am mathematically challenged by the four basic operations of so-called Simple Arithmetic. I can just about manage to balance a checkbook. To this day I don’t know
    how to solve the problem of cars starting at different times
    and speeds, nor of tanks filling at the top and emptying at
    the bottom. I didn’t care, and it was not taught in a way that
    engaged any interest. Nor was Plane Geometry. Algebra
    lost me completely; looking at equations made my head spin,
    and being told that one of the basic rules was that a negative
    multiplied or divided by a negative equalled positive struck
    me as complete insanity. As I understood it, algebra had
    been invented by some crazy wog, who had been out in the
    sun too long, and who had nothing better to do than invent
    intellectual games for which I had no interest or aptitude…
    If math CAN be made interesting, it certainly WASN’T. I
    know just where Calvin is coming from.

    This was many years ago. From what I hear of New Math,
    [via Tom Lehrer], I’m glad I missed it. Shudder to think how
    traumatic that would have been. Old Math is confusing
    enough!

  7. Thomas Kerr

    Thomas Kerr said, less than a minute ago

    @watmiwori

    I have the same problem with foreign languages…

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