Maria's Day by John Zakour and Scott Roberts

Maria's Day

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  1. Jeff0811

    Jeff0811 said, over 1 year 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. lightenup

    lightenup GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year 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, over 1 year ago

    @Jeff0811

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

  4. Comic Minister

    Comic Minister said, over 1 year ago

    Sorry to hear that Maria.

  5. Lynnskay

    Lynnskay GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Jeff0811

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

  6. DAZZ

    DAZZ GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year 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, over 1 year 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, over 1 year ago

    @lightenup

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

  9. Hunter7

    Hunter7 said, over 1 year 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, over 1 year ago

    @Lynnskay

    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, over 1 year 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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