Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Why is Algebra Important?

A couple of weeks ago, I was waiting for the teacher to show up for my daughters Photography class, and I saw this sign, so of course I took a picture. As it turns out, there was no class that day, as it actually starts today! Timing is everything.

As it turns out, there is a contest going on in the school where students make posters explaining why Algebra is Important. This student is a shoe in if honesty is considered in the judging!

This also reminded me of a scene I saw on a TV show where a student lamented that they wanted to build a time machine and go back to stop the guy who invented Algebra. Another student commented that they just might need Algebra to build the time machine :) Not related, I just like geek humor :)


Rambling Round said...

I sure don't know either! It's a whole different language for me.

photowannabe said...

Too funny. I never did well with algebra. I know its important but for the life of me I don't know why.
Love your Geek Humor.

Sara N said...

I do not know too! :)

Virginia said...

That's a good one. As a former teacher I spent hours trying to explain to my third graders why in the heck they might need to learn a certain concept. When you are 8 or 18 even, sometimes the importance escapes you.