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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
,
Student
,
Difficult
I'm an algebra liar. I figure two good lies make a positive.
Tim Allen
Positive
,
Good
,
Liar
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
As long as algebra is taught in school, there will be prayer in school.
Cokie Roberts
School
,
Prayer
,
Long
Arithmetic! Algebra! Geometry! Grandiose trinity! Luminous triangle! Whoever has not known you is without sense!
Comte de Lautreamont
You
,
Triangle
,
Geometry
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
,
Mathematics
,
School
I was the happiest in English class, and algebra was where I cried.
Shelley Hennig
Class
,
Happiest
,
English
Around 1967 Dan Bobrow wrote a program to do algebra problems based on symbols rather than numbers.
Marvin Minsky
Problems
,
Numbers
,
Symbols
In real life, I assure you, there is no such thing as algebra.
Fran Lebowitz
Life
,
You
,
Real
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
,
Sports
,
Weather
Algebra is the metaphysics of arithmetic.
John Ray
Arithmetic
,
Metaphysics
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
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
,
You
I don't know why I should have to learn Algebra... I'm never likely to go there.
Billy Connolly
Learn
,
Know
,
Why
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
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
Curious
,
Two
,
Modern
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
Good
,
Common Sense
,
Bad
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.
Wendy Davis
Education
,
Art
,
Pride
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.
Joan Collins
Best
,
School
,
Literature
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
,
People
My favourite subjects at school were algebra and logic: making a big problem into something small.
Mario Testino
School
,
Small
,
Problem
When I went into the seminary, I was one of those victims of New Math and had not had Algebra I and had no idea what we were doing in New Math in the ninth grade. But when I went into the seminary, they had gone the traditional route and taught first-year algebra.
Clarence Thomas
Doing
,
New
,
Math
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
,
Important
Algebra looked like Chinese characters to me, and I could never get into reading Shakespeare. I just did not get it.
Tommy Hilfiger
Reading
,
Me
,
Never
In high school, I loved history. I also loved cosmography, algebra. Mexico is so rich in culture and history, and I have always enjoyed that.
Carlos Slim
History
,
Culture
,
School
I like - I love calculus. I love linear algebra, probability and statistics, that kind of stuff. I just really like that.
Pardis Sabeti
Love
,
Statistics
,
Kind
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