Kirk: I could imagine someone writing an entire calculus course ... as poetry.
// Student, in Zoom's text-based communication You think this quarantine is boring? During the plague, Newton invented calculus. Do you have any idea how bored you have to be to invent calculus?!?
//talking about limits Rose: What happens when you divide two very very tiny things? Student: You get a number Rose: Something happens! But...and Valentina is shrugging suggestively, as if to say... *laughter* Rose: Not that kind of suggestive *more laughter* Rose: We'll have to edit this video
//at ARML after Steven used calculus to explain a problem Schwartz: This concept is taught in multivar... so I don't expect you to know it. And those who have taken multivar, I don't expect you to REMEMBER it.
//what the board in Schwartz's room says Board: Fair game for Functions Thursday Quiz: *some trig and algebra concepts* and triple integrals Ishaan: Woah I just got trolled by Mr. Schwartz. My life has just reached a low point.
Schafer: When you get a vicious cycle in life, what do you do? Students: ...? Schafer: Calculus!
// 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.
//class is giggling weirdly for some reason Giles: I swear this room needs padded walls.
Rose (about to teach the Power Rule): You are all about to lose your innocence.
//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