February 07, 2019
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I hope there are 5 moons for the 6th planet so he has a shot at getting the right answer.
So it’s Saturn. Easy question, on to the next one!
And of course, Calvin wastes more time with his imagination.
I know this one! I KNOW THIS ONE!
When the heat is on (like all the time), he goes to his stand-by fantasy!!
Go with your immagination , Calvin !
Problem solved : 65
Your brain going into gridlock while taking a math test…. If I had a dime for every time this has happened to me when I was in school, I’d have a lot of dimes, put it that way….
Susie is getting rich off Calvin this month.
That is a spiffing response, dear Calvin.
Leave Calvin alone for ten seconds & he spaces out (no pun intended!) quicker than Walter Mitty. Focus, Calvin, FOCUS! lol
You boasted you knew the answers Calvin, now put up or shut up! ;D
Wouldn’t the 11th planet of the Mysterio System be more appropriate?
So they didn’t double the bet (according to Calvin) from 25 to 35 cents? Suzie missed a chance. Or she took pity on him.
From overconfident to overpressured in an instant.
Calvin is a typical example of a little boy who is not ready for school yet. It has been proved that boys learn differently to girls. If fact there is a private school in our area that focuses on the ways boy learn and all their teaching methods are based on that.
He needs to learn how to count with his fingers (under the desk).
Very quietly humming, it would seem.
Suzie is a “shoe in” to win the bet.
Spaceman Spiff is about to fail his easiest mission yet!
Someone said recently that this is the Bats Essay story arc again. It’s actually closer to the baseball story arc from earlier this year right down to the Spaceman Spiff distraction subplot. In both story arcs, Calvin doesn’t want to take part in something but then becomes overconfident.
Amazingly the sixth planet of the Mysterio system looks exactly like the fifth planet of the Solar system, but how is that going to help him ace the maths test? Oh I get it, Calvin thinks 6+5 actually reads 6&5.
Well, at least he STARTED with the right attitude. Whenever I’d help my kids with math, I’d tell them that you have to be confident because math problems can smell fear.
Could Spaceman Spiff be approaching the sixth planet of the Hoth System to join the rebels?
…aaaand here we go. I wonder if astronauts actually ever use algebra when they are in space. I mean really, what are they doing up there, balancing their check books?
He needs his dad’s pennies.
While Spaceman Spiff approaches the sixth planet of the Mysterio System, Calvin is orbiting the seventh planet of the solar system.
I had a math student like that, well; she actually mastered all the math, but she was so creative that her mind would wander and she’d do lousy on tests. It was very hard to give her an appropriate grade. (first time I began to think portfolio grades might be worthwhile)
Easy! The answer is Charles Dickens!
As Spaceman Spiff, Calvin tends to overthink a problem. :D
Test Block the bane of memorizing when you should learn.
The answer is obviously 42 since it is the answer to everything.
I’m glad Star Trek didn’t name their planets like Spiff does.
Reality bites – again.
Calvin’s parents should be investigated by family services. Kid needs to be treated for his severe ADHD.
Okay now off on adventure of not math, did not take long.
oh no! Spaceman Spiff is terrible at math!
Calvin should have brought a pocketful of pennies to school. Then he could lay out six pennies and five more and then count them.
Yep, that’s pretty much what would typically happen when taking a quiz/test in school. Even if I studied, my mind would go blank just as I’m starting it…
Looks like Calvin is headed for another “add-monition” from his teacher.
Yeah, that would be my son taking a math test without his meds.
No wonder that in the 10 years this comic strip ran that Calvin never advanced to the next grade.
they have a star system named after a professional wrestler?
That didn’t take long…
Five more to go
Math is for people who aren’t smart enough to hire people who are good at math.
This must be why we never saw Calvin’s dad tutor him again: Doing so only builds his confidence, not his competence.
6+5 apparently= to space
This answer goes up to eleven.
From things he says and references, Calvin’s knowledge of science, history, literature, politics, and archeology (dinosaurs), combined with his vocabulary are frequently at a college level. Is math the only thing he is bad at?
Calvin is never going to persuade the teacher that he means his answers literally.
I wonder what his spacecraft is humming.
OKAY! HERE WE GO!
11! Took me like two seconds to figure it out.
Ha ha ha
Not as easy as you thought ha Calvin?
I already have a feeling that Susie will win this one
September 25, 2019