Schwartz: Wait... 1 - 0.4 - 0.6 does not equal 0. Class: Yes it does! Schwartz: Schwartz: Ohhhhhhh
//Linalg icebreaker Contreras: Say your name and a descriptor that starts with the same letter, I'll start. Contreras: Coffee Contreras. Marc: Messy Marc. Eric: Intelligent Eric.
Schwartz: "Life is pain, highness. Anyone who says differently is selling something." One student: What's that from? * Entire class shouts out at him that it's from the Princess Bride, Schwartz's favorite movie * Schwartz: I can feel his letter grade dropping.
Schwartz: We all know magnets aren't found outside.
//Picking people to prove various facts Schwartz: Someone pick a number! Ryan: 7 Schwartz: Someone pick a number! Kevin: 7 Schwartz: You two go up! //Ryan and Kevin go up and start writing on the whiteboard
//Talking across the room Connor: Your intuition is shit!
//T O O M U C H M A T H L A T E R and a fraction that spans the entire whiteboard Schwartz: So this determines whether or not the matrix is invertible Schwartz: Let's call it... Anson: The determinator! Schwartz: Okay! *few statements later* So now we have defined what a determinant is Anson: No we defined a determinator.
//Lin alg during bell problems //Schwartz is lecturing when the bell rings Schwartz: Thank you all, see you next class, and have a great Thanksgiving! //Arnold Mong leaves the room Schwartz: What no, come back //Arnold Mong returns //Lecture continues //Bell rings Schwartz: Hello everyone, welcome to class, today we'll be having a quiz and-- Announcement: Pardon the interruption, we are having some trouble with the bells this morning, obviously-- //Pause Schwartz: Is that all? Student: Obviously-- //Bell rings Announcement: Obviously if you hear the bell at any odd times, please ignore it unless it follows today's schedule. Today is a regular even day. Thank you.
//Doing an application problem to Econ Schwartz: How much of the Water company's output goes to Electricity? Student 1: .1! Student 2: .9! Student 3: .5! Schwartz: .5 is between .1 and .9...but it isn't even the arithmetic mean //Awkward pause Schwartz: (sarcastically) ...see, Econ majors worry about arithmetic. But math majors have BETTER things to think about
Schwartz: I write objectives on the board, like a *good* MCPS teacher!