Noah K.: I think I'll stop playing games and actually do some work now. David Wu: Oh... Noah K.: Wait no, I just said that because my parents were near me.
//The day after spring break, when Rose had returned from San Francisco and announced that he was going to work at Google Rose: *frustrated with tedious algebra* This is like.. ugh... Noah: It's okay Mr. Rose. Think of your new job at Google! Rose: That's right, gotta think about the free food... Noah: And girls! Girls work at Google! Rose: Yeah, like, five... Glad that you're watching out for my dating opportunities Komo. Komo: What? Noah said that! Rose: There's a constant stream of sass always coming from this table, so your names are basically interchangeable.
//Functions, first period. Descartes Law of Signs and Upper Bound of Roots Theorem. Rose has just used synthetic division with 5 on a polynomial and ended up with a nonzero remainder. Rose: Oh no! 5 is not a real root! But, class, you see, dividing by a number that is not a root is a lot like a break-up: You could just rush on blindly looking for the next opportunity, or you could slow down and consider the implications, and why everything went wrong... So what does anyone notice about the remainder? Noah Kim: Wait, Mr. Rose, is this related to your personal experience? //a little bit later, talking about graphs of polynomials in relation to roots Rose: But we know what graphs of polynomials look like! They're so continuous and smooth and predictable.... Noah Kim: Mr. Rose, you are still talking about math, right?