# Frazz by Jef Mallett for February 21, 2017

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1. ##### Richard S RussellPremium Memberabout 7 years ago

That is a funny kind of math lesson if either of them thinks that 78 + 32 = 100.

2. ##### SusanSunshinePremium Memberabout 7 years ago

Hey, hasn’t he been taught to always give 110%?

3. ##### Wendy EmlingerPremium Memberabout 7 years ago

I’d rather be in the 22%. :)

4. ##### Jeff0811about 7 years ago

I think her comment is right on course, with a Venn thing in the middle. 78%, not bother to read, 32%, Bad at math, the 10% in the middle don’t bother to read or know math. Those are the ones who make up their own statistics and fail to graduate. (I am sure the FTC (Failure To Complete) rate is a lot higher, but this is Frazz’s school, thus the 10% fail rate.

Betsy??

6. ##### IgnatzPremium Memberabout 7 years ago

I’m not sure what to make of this. I guess I’m supposed to think she’s stupid for doing the subtraction wrong, but the point she made is absolutely right.

7. ##### whiteheronabout 7 years ago

Maybe I am being paranoid, but is Varnes gone?

8. ##### whiteheronabout 7 years ago

i would love to hear Ms Olsen’s take on sex ed…..I might learn something!

9. ##### Uncle Bobabout 7 years ago

Oh that silly teacher! Making an arithmetic slip while trying to motivate an inflated wunderkind who never learns anything in class and is not to shy to let everybody know about it…

10. ##### Varnesabout 7 years ago

Whiteheron, Hey whats up? You rang? I’m hale and hearty, no, not the Vaudeville guys….But if I can be of service, let me know! I’m here for ya man……..BTW, what made you think I was a real gone cat? Maybe I haven’t posted in a while….I’ll go back and check….

11. ##### Pipe TobaccoPremium Memberabout 7 years ago

No need for a “funny math lesson” when a person makes a simple mistake. I am sure Mrs. Olsen took it in stride, even if Caulfield decided to draw particular attention to the “grievous” error on her part. As a teacher (professor) I, like all teachers, have to develop a thick enough skin to get past the inevitable slip up that occurs to all of us occasionally…. much to the bemusement of some of the class.

12. ##### Varnesabout 7 years ago

I do find it pretty cool, if a little freaky, to talk to people I don’t really know at all, and can only glean what they are like and how they think…But we do have one thing in common….Comics….Not to mention most of us have a silly streak….Hi Y’alll!

13. ##### Matthew Davisabout 7 years ago

One of the things I was trained to do when teaching children is to make intentional mistakes for the kids to catch. They love being able to “call out” the teacher, and it helps cement the concepts for them.

Not that I think that’s what Mrs. Olsen was doing here… I’m pretty sure she just had a little slip-up.

14. ##### water_moonabout 7 years ago

I could see this a Venn diagram thing for the 10% who know how to spell but don’t bother to learn to read them. Either via mis-pronunciation or just a lack of desire to read them, or those gifted enough to not “bother” because they love it so much, shout out to Gracie at Baldo.

15. ##### RAGsabout 7 years ago

I think that she was distracted by copying from a paper to the board and thought, “70 from 100 is 30, and 8 from 10 is 2, so the remainder is 32.”

16. ##### Night-Gaunt49[Bozo is Boffo]about 7 years ago

I wonder how many real Caulfields wonder if they need to be educated as a growing minority of educated people and that most of their peers are not bothering to learn more than they think they need and no more?

17. ##### toaheroabout 7 years ago

Why bother with math and reading? Our president obviously understands neither.