# FoxTrot by Bill Amend for December 07, 2014

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1. ##### TEMPLO S.U.D.almost 7 years ago

I too am as confused with Paige’s so-called extra touches. Also, what extra touches would she put onto an obtuse angle .

2. ##### Joseph McFarlanePremium Memberalmost 7 years ago

If you’re cold this winter go sit in the corner. It’s 90 degrees there.

3. ##### Wren Fahelalmost 7 years ago

If she had to draw an acute angle, she’d probably draw her favorite Boy Band.

4. ##### westcarletonalmost 7 years ago

On most of the planet, the extra touches would be wrong, except for the last one. Go metric, America!

5. ##### jbmlaw01almost 7 years ago

FoxTrot, baffling Canadians on a weekly basis.

6. ##### paullpPremium Memberalmost 7 years ago

I understood the meanings of her extra touches; what I don’t get is why, in the last panel, she doesn’t seem to understand that those are extra touches — does she think angles drawn for math homework are supposed to be so creatively illustrated? What’s the joke?

7. ##### Ermine Notyoursalmost 7 years ago

Wait until she’s asked to do an angle with pi(e).

8. ##### Doctor11almost 7 years ago

Well, that’s one way to get math done.

9. ##### calliopejanealmost 7 years ago

I remember when I was a child in the 1970’s, we all learned the metric system in school, being told that it was what everything would be measured with in the future. Clearly, educators at the time were under-estimating Americans’ stubborn resistance to change.

10. ##### calliopejanealmost 7 years ago

I wish my teachers had been right — although I know English measures well, they can be a pain to work with. For example, I bake a lot and often need to reduce/multiply recipes. I long ago memorized all the equivalencies of common measurements, e.g., that that there are 3 teaspoons in a Tablespoon, 2 Tbs in a fluid ounce, 8 oz. in a cup, 2 cups in a pint, 2 pints in a quart, and 4 quarts in a gallon. Based on that system, figuring out all ingredient amounts for 3/4 of a recipe, or 2-1/2 times one, can involve a lot of weird math and I often have to resort to paper and pencil.Metric measurement is just SO much easier for that sort of thing!

(We also should be measuring flour by weight like Europeans do, but that’s another rant….)

11. ##### neverenoughgoldalmost 7 years ago

I am confused! Just what is Paige’s angle here?

12. ##### Ed BraultPremium Memberalmost 7 years ago

Are the degrees F or C?

13. ##### GarfieldJune19almost 7 years ago

This cartoon proves that Common Core stinks.

14. ##### amaryllis2Premium Memberalmost 7 years ago

The first one: the sun never gets higher than this much above the horizon and it’s cold out!

15. ##### Drathealmost 7 years ago

Since I’m one of the 6 billion 750 million people who officially use Metric units, and not one of the 374 million people that officially still use the Imperial system, I had to stop and think about this for a minute.

16. ##### koalabears123over 6 years ago

I am confused :(. ?????