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I still remember asking my high school guidance teacher for permission to take a second year of algebra instead of a fifth year of Latin. She looked down her nose at me and sneered, 'What lady would take mathematics instead of Latin?'
Nancy Roman
Teacher
,
Remember
,
High
In real life, I assure you, there is no such thing as algebra.
Fran Lebowitz
Life
,
Assure
I don't know why I should have to learn Algebra... I'm never likely to go there.
Billy Connolly
Learn
,
Likely
I'm an algebra liar. I figure two good lies make a positive.
Tim Allen
Positive
,
Good
,
Liar
As long as algebra is taught in school, there will be prayer in school.
Cokie Roberts
Prayer
,
Taught
It is hard to convince a high-school student that he will encounter a lot of problems more difficult than those of algebra and geometry.
E. W. Howe
Problems
,
Difficult
,
Student
Psychology, unlike chemistry, unlike algebra, unlike literature, is an owner's manual for your own mind. It's a guide to life. What could be more important than grounding young people in the scientific information that they need to live happy, healthy, productive lives? To have good relationships?
Daniel Goldstein
Life
,
Good
,
Happy
Life isn't about algebra and geometry. Learning by making mistakes and not duplicating them is what life is about.
Lindsay Fox
Life
,
Learning
,
Mistakes
Arithmetic! Algebra! Geometry! Grandiose trinity! Luminous triangle! Whoever has not known you is without sense!
Comte de Lautreamont
Geometry
,
Triangle
,
Known
Men are liars. We'll lie about lying if we have to. I'm an algebra liar. I figure two good lies make a positive.
Tim Allen
Funny
,
Positive
,
Good
Instead of five hundred thousand average algebra teachers, we need one good algebra teacher. We need that teacher to create software, videotape themselves, answer questions, let your computer or the iPad teach algebra... The hallmark of any good technology is that it destroys jobs.
Michael J. Saylor
Teacher
,
Technology
,
Good
I was the happiest in English class, and algebra was where I cried.
Shelley Hennig
Class
,
English
,
Happiest
I probably dreamt about running off to America or something when I was 16 because it just seemed like I was studying algebra and going, 'What am I going to use this for?'
Carey Mulligan
Studying
,
Running
,
Dreamt
My favourite subjects at school were algebra and logic: making a big problem into something small.
Mario Testino
Small
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Problem
,
Logic
Dr. Karel Culik is an outstanding applied mathematician, a specialist in algebra, logic, computer sciences and mathematical linguistics. In 1965, he visited the linguistics research program at MIT, and we have worked together on several projects since.
Noam Chomsky
Together
,
Research
,
Logic
I'm a visual thinker, really bad at algebra. There's others that are a pattern thinker. These are the music and math minds. They think in patterns instead of pictures. Then there's another type that's not a visual thinker at all, and they're the ones that memorize all of the sports statistics, all of the weather statistics.
Temple Grandin
Music
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Sports
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Weather
Algebra looked like Chinese characters to me, and I could never get into reading Shakespeare. I just did not get it.
Tommy Hilfiger
Reading
,
Characters
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Chinese
I failed chemistry. I almost failed algebra.
Taye Diggs
Chemistry
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Almost
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Failed
Around 1967 Dan Bobrow wrote a program to do algebra problems based on symbols rather than numbers.
Marvin Minsky
Problems
,
Numbers
,
Rather
The fun little proofs that you can do with algebra - they are sort of like crowd pleasers in a way. Like, the .9 repeating equaling one. It doesn't take a lot of algebra to prove that, and it's really fun. It kind of wows people. It's like they're watching magic happen right before their eyes.
Danica McKellar
Eyes
,
Fun
,
Magic
I sort of was good at writing essays. I was never very good at mathematics, and I was never very good at algebra. I loved science, but I wasn't sure of it.
Diane Cilento
Good
,
Science
,
Loved
Stand firm in your refusal to remain conscious during algebra. In real life, I assure you, there is no such thing as algebra.
Fran Lebowitz
Life
,
Stand
,
Conscious
Algebra is the metaphysics of arithmetic.
John Ray
Arithmetic
I got good grades in math, but I never really enjoyed it. My favorite part of math was algebra, but geometry was the worst.
Nathan Kress
Good
,
Worst
,
Geometry
As places of learning, schools have a responsibility to also educate on nutrition, which we all can agree is far more important than algebra, no matter what your third-period teacher claims.
Lynda Resnick
Teacher
,
Learning
,
Matter
It is a curious historical fact that modern quantum mechanics began with two quite different mathematical formulations: the differential equation of Schroedinger and the matrix algebra of Heisenberg. The two apparently dissimilar approaches were proved to be mathematically equivalent.
Richard P. Feynman
Fact
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Curious
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Modern
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