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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?
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
Life isn't about algebra and geometry. Learning by making mistakes and not duplicating them is what life is about.
I don't know why I should have to learn Algebra... I'm never likely to go there.
I'm an algebra liar. I figure two good lies make a positive.
Arithmetic! Algebra! Geometry! Grandiose trinity! Luminous triangle! Whoever has not known you is without sense!
Comte de Lautreamont
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.
Stand firm in your refusal to remain conscious during algebra. In real life, I assure you, there is no such thing as algebra.
My favourite subjects at school were algebra and logic: making a big problem into something small.
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
As long as algebra is taught in school, there will be prayer in school.
Algebra is the metaphysics of arithmetic.
I was the happiest in English class, and algebra was where I cried.
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.
In real life, I assure you, there is no such thing as algebra.
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.
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.
I failed chemistry. I almost failed algebra.
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.
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.
When I was at school, I was terrible at algebra and arithmetic, but I was always the best at English and literature. And acting, of course.
Algebra looked like Chinese characters to me, and I could never get into reading Shakespeare. I just did not get it.
I got good grades in math, but I never really enjoyed it. My favorite part of math was algebra, but geometry was the worst.
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?'
We may always depend on it that algebra, which cannot be translated into good English and sound common sense, is bad algebra.
William Kingdon Clifford
Texas Republican political leaders take perverse pride in how deeply they have cut our state's education budget. Thousands of teachers have been pulled from classrooms, schools have closed and valuable programs have been canceled. In many places, districts are forced to choose between prekindergarten programs and English, algebra and art.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Leonardo da Vinci
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Wise sayings often fall on barren ground, but a kind word is never thrown away.
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