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Things Teenagers Say: Volume 9

Join me today for Volume 9 of Things Teenagers Say. This is my regular round-up of the crazy and memorable things I hear my students say in class. It’s been a little while since my last edition of Things Teenagers Say.

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Things Teenagers Say

You look like you’re dead.

Thanks!  I blame the document camera.  

Student A: You’re 23, right?
Me: No, I’m 24.
Student B: Of course she’s 24.  We’ve only been talking about it ALL year.

Student: Your legs are so tan!
Me: It’s called panty hose.
Student: I know.  I just can’t stop looking at your legs.

Me: And, we know that the slope of every vertical line is undefined.
Student: Is that language really necessary?

Oh no!  I just used the worst curse word ever in math and in algebra in class!

There are 51 states, right?

You say “Uno” when you have two cards left, right?

Me: Unless you are texting someone that today is your math teacher’s birthday, your phone should NOT be out!

What do you get when you combine nutella and salmon?

Student: I’m glad you didn’t give us a test today.  We’ve had like 8 tests today.
Me: It’s only 6th hour.

While doing a worksheet that asks students to write an inequality symbol that correctly compares two students.  

Student: I need some help.
Me: Okay.  Which problem are you on?
Student: Number of inches in a yard.
Me: And, what’s your question?
Student: How am I supposed to know how big their backyard is?
Me: [The look]
Student: Oh, that kind of yard.

There are definitely more oceans than continents.

Your Z’s look like the Hitler symbol.

Student A: Don’t so-and-so and so-and-so look alike?
Student B: They’re twins!
Student C: They don’t look exactly alike.
Student B: They’re fraternity twins!

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Wednesday 23rd of April 2014

these posts are my favorite thing in the blogosphere!

Sarah Carter (@mathequalslove)

Saturday 26th of April 2014

Thanks! They are one of my favorite posts to compile. My students never cease to put a smile on my face!

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