College Math Teaching

December 16, 2015

And I deducted points for a “Merry Christmas” math joke

Filed under: pedagogy, recreational mathematics — Tags: , — collegemathteaching @ 11:12 pm

From a student’s final exam in my “Life Contingencies” class (and no, I have no actuarial mathematics training…more on that later)

mathpoetry

The student completely ignored the domain considerations for the log function and therefore lost points.

OK, not really. But it makes a better meme to say that.

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4 Comments »

  1. I’ll bet you’re a real hit at cocktail parties.

    Comment by allthoughtswork — December 17, 2015 @ 12:47 am

    • I am good at avoiding people who think that they are more interesting than they really are.

      Comment by collegemathteaching — December 17, 2015 @ 1:00 am

      • Something tells me you haven’t been invited to a party in a looooooong time.

        Comment by allthoughtswork — December 17, 2015 @ 3:08 am

  2. Not ones that you go to anyway. Evidently I haven’t missed much. 🙂

    Comment by collegemathteaching — December 17, 2015 @ 3:24 am


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