Join me today for Volume 10 of Things Teenagers Say. This is my regular round-up of the crazy and memorable things I hear my students say in class.
Things Teenagers Say
What starts with an m, ends with an h, and makes children cry?
One of my Algebra 2 students came up with this joke on his own. I didn’t find it very amusing, but I could tell by the laughing that the rest of my class could relate. If I remember correctly, this was said on our first day of polynomial long division…
Mentally, I’m in the 2020’s. But, physically, I’m in 2014.
I killed the cat, and I don’t know how to fix it. Help!
You’ve got to follow the rule of math: Please excuse my something something something.
My graph is so cute!
My arteries hurt because of you.
Some of my ellipses look like drunken, squished soldiers.
You’re weird, Ms. Hagan. But, that’s okay. I love weird teachers. Weird teachers are more fun.
Can you smell the number nine?
Student: It smells like burning wood in here.
Student: Sometimes I set pencils on fire in my bedroom, and your classroom smells exactly like that.
Me: I need a week off.
Student: Why? So you can spend it with your cats?
Tomorrow, I’m going to have the X-Box flu.
Me: What does the word linear remind you of?
Student: My mom.
Me: Why would the word linear make you think of your mom?
Student: My mom gave birth to me. Everything makes me think of her.
Somewhere along the way, I started putting lines through my z’s without realizing it.
Student: I was explaining the quadratic formula to my family.
Me: Oh, and what did they think?
Student: Their brains were hurting just like mine.
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- Things Teenagers Say: Volume 61
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- Things Teenagers Say: Volume 58
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- Things Teenagers Say: Volume 56
- Things Teenagers Say: Volume 55
- Things Teenagers Say: Volume 54
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- Things Teenagers Say: Volume 51
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