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#5232 Up ↑ /30 Down ↓ [Report ] 20141023 20:58 EST
// Pd.1 Functions class; people are chilling before a test. Daniel Zhu, an 8th grader from Takoma Park taking the class, is next to the bookshelf.
Daniel Zhu: Ooh, calculus!
// Daniel Zhu grabs a multivariable calculus textbook from the shelf and starts reading it. Rose walks by and sees him.
Rose: Stop doing calculus. (takes a closer look) Multivariable calculus. You're in 8th grade. 
#2634 Up ↑ /42 Down ↓ [Report ] 20101203 16:45 EST
//teacher is running late
Ittai: Well, I guess that since we don't have a teacher, I'll have to take over for today.
Various students: Act like he's the actual teacher! Everyone sit down and take notes!
//Ittai takes teacher's book, sits in teacher's chair, and starts to write on the board
Ittai: So, Swokowski is telling us that to do triple integrals in cylindrical coordinates, we need to...um...draw a picture! *draws on board* Man that looks bad, if only Julie Zhu were here! So Swokowski thinks about how polar works, extrapolates for the z, and then he gives us this formula *writes volume formula*
//at this point, teacher walks in, sits down at other end of board, and watches while grinning
Ittai: And now what Swokowski is trying to tell us is...woah...*starts trying to figure out just what the book says*...it's like, um...*closes book* So let me tell you a story now. It turns out that not all mathematicians are all that smart. I was talking to my friend, Dr. Washington, and he said that if you take the whole group of mathematicians, there are some really great ones at the top. And...yeah...so anyways, you all need to study.
//at this point, he sits down and teacher takes over 
#2616 Up ↑ /4 Down ↓ [Report ] 20101130 22:30 EST
//discussing double integrals in polar
Teacher: Since I was really angry at my 5th pd, I told them it was ARRRR dRdθ. And I know *looks at Contreras* some idiot is gonna be in the middle of the test, see a problem, and say ARRRRRR dRdθ, and everyone's gonna remember it.
Danderson: So guys, just remember Polar Pirates.
Student: I think those were called Vikings...
Rafael: So Vikings solve integrals now?
Teacher: Well, they were certainly pirates. *begins discussing the Vikings*