Tweet of the Day, Write Better Math Questions edition.

It’s the ‘Really?’ that grates. Yes, really. It’s not the kid’s fault that the wording of that particular question is hideously flawed.  That’s all on the teacher, who should have either known better, or used a better set of questions.


  • JustDave says:

    Yeah, it’s clever answer, But one of Niven’s laws is, “Never throw $#!+ at an armed man”.


    As a corollary, I’d like to propose “never deliberately do something to anger someone who has authority over you, even if they’re an idiot. Especially if they’re an idiot.”

  • 1_rick says:

    Back in high school, in Modern Art (the class was structured as a sequel to an Intro to Philosophy class, which I’d taken the semster before–this is relevant) I had a test I couldn’t remember the answer on, so I answered “I know nothing”.

    Got credit for it, and the teacher said that was the last time he’d let that happen.

    Seize the day!

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