Maria's Day by John Zakour and Scott Roberts

Maria's Day

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  1. Jeff0811

    Jeff0811 said, almost 3 years ago

    I’m right there with you Maria.

    When in High School I told my math teacher the following joke. I thought it was hilarious at the time, but over the years I’ve matured a bit. In any event:

    Why does a mathematician never get constipated?
    They can work anything out with a pencil. ( # 2 pencil, of course.)

  2. frightenup

    frightenup said, almost 3 years ago

    My kids started the “I hate math” chant last year, but they’re pretty good at it, so this year I put them in a math tutoring group where they explain concepts, give them different ways to solve a problem, and they can hang out with kids of all ages (so they can socialize a bit and see that math can be fun). They like it much better now and think it’s great that math is not a big deal at school, even when they’re moving onto new concepts.

  3. Stella S

    Stella S said, almost 3 years ago


    I’ve got a real nasty mental image stuck in my head now thanks to you. :P

  4. Comic Minister

    Comic Minister said, almost 3 years ago

    Sorry to hear that Maria.

  5. Lynnskay

    Lynnskay GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago


    So did your math teacher laugh?…or give you extra homework?

  6. DAZZ

    DAZZ said, almost 3 years ago

    The only kind of math I ever did well was logic (anything that makes sense to me is fairly easy to remember, otherwise I have always had a completely dismal memory.

    I worked for decades in HVAC plumbing and even electrical, but actual construction (even codes for the most part) make sense. And though there are many, I found that Chicago Buidiing Code was the most comprehensive (except for State of CA- and I DON’T want to deal with that).

  7. comicsssfan

    comicsssfan said, almost 3 years ago

    Actually this is how math is if a person doesn’t have a good background. The problem is that is how everyone in this country studies math – without a decent background. So then they have to learn arithmetic, now called “pre-algebra”, while they are learning algebra. Then they learn algebra, arithmetic and trig while learning calculus. Then everyone thinks they are dumb and that math is too tough.
    Let me tell you, I’m the dumbest person out there and I know a little math. Math has got to taught better at the elementary level, which those teachers are mostly math phobic. And then there has to be a better effort in the middle schools to go over arithmetic. A good start for my school would have been to have math textbooks, at least. We didn’t have math textbooks at any level.

  8. comicsssfan

    comicsssfan said, almost 3 years ago


    That’s exactly what you have to do. Good for you, and your kids!

  9. Hunter7

    Hunter7 said, almost 3 years ago

    I use simple math every day. Total the groceries, figure out the cost of 1.6 kg of bananas at 79¢ a pound. (yes. That is how the store posts the prices). And don’t forget the GST on deli items and PST on magazines..
    See. Simple math..

  10. Jeff0811

    Jeff0811 said, almost 3 years ago


    My teacher had no sense of humor at all, at that age all adults were ancient, but he was especially so. He had a certain look on his face indicating he was in need of a # 2 pencil quite often.

  11. Jeff0811

    Jeff0811 said, almost 3 years ago

    @Stella S

    Sorry, but as a kid I thought it was pretty funny. I understand Susan has some extra brain bleach.

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