# I'm crying and suicidal. and a bit hungry

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So I began grading my students first lab assignment. It was a 175 question math review going all the way from basic addition to logarithms and basic algebra and they had a week to do it.

First person was decent enough.

This second person makes me cry. MY STUDENTS CANT DO ARITHMETIC WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH

Please, leave me alone. I don't want to speak to anyone ever again

Also, does anyone have a good recipe for a good lasagna?

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wukunlin
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awww, I know how you feel :(

Doc Al
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I feel your pain! I remember grading a homework assignment and concluding that forget physics, some of these kids cannot string a meaningful sentence together. Brutal.

(I ended up switching several of the exams to be multiple choice--just to give me a break when I graded them. Of course, my multiple choice questions were pretty tricky! )

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Ohhhh 3rd and 4th person sadfaced me too!!!

I like Serena
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Welcome to the world of teaching.
1% teaching physics, 99% teaching basic algebra.

It's still rewarding to see someone learn and enjoy it, even if it's only basic algebra.

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Teehee.

Guess what? They're all future teachers.

THAT'S RIGHT, YOUR CHILDREN'S TEACHERS CAN'T DO BASIC MATH.

Home schooling my lil penguins.

wukunlin
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Welcome to the world of teaching.
1% teaching physics, 99% teaching basic algebra.

It's still rewarding to see someone learn and enjoy it, even if it's only basic algebra.
so true, when I work as a TA, I spend most of the time showing people how to do algebraic rearrangements and trignometric identities

rhody
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Teehee.

Guess what? They're all future teachers.

THAT'S RIGHT, YOUR CHILDREN'S TEACHERS CAN'T DO BASIC MATH.

Home schooling my lil penguins.
Pengy,

A: Know you are a member of PF

If yes, then tread carefully my flippered friend, some disgruntled student could use this post against you. I am semi serious here. Nothing you have said is inflamatory, but with people losing their jobs over their FB posts, you never know what will raise the ire of college administrators. Just a thought.

Rhody... :yuck:

Borek
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It would be interesting to see questions and - at least some - answers. I wonder how serious the problem is.

I thought you were teachign physics.

Borek
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I thought you were teachign physics.
That's Peng thought up to today as well.

Just fail them all and laugh at them when they cry leaving the classroom. My calculus teacher did that

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Pengy,

A: Know you are a member of PF

If yes, then tread carefully my flippered friend, some disgruntled student could use this post against you. I am semi serious here. Nothing you have said is inflamatory, but with people losing their jobs over their FB posts, you never know what will raise the ire of college administrators. Just a thought.

Rhody... :yuck:
God no, I'm not that dumb. I think. Honestly, some of my students during yesterdays lab didn't realize that the packet I gave them with the instructions on how to do the lab was.... well, in fact, instructions on how to do the lab. SIGH.

It would be interesting to see questions and - at least some - answers. I wonder how serious the problem is.
I'll put some up when I get back home :)

That's Peng thought up to today as well.
LAWLS D:

turbo
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Not good! It's really not good if your students can't master questions that can be easily tackled with algebra. Does your university actually have any entrance requirements or do they just want the tuition money?

If today's students scare you, you oughta meet some of today's graduates.

I recently conducted an online "discussion" with a man older than myself, and with more degrees than myself, on a matter of history, such that, had I been this guy's world history professor, I could easily imagine him asking me questions on the order of: "Did the Nazis build the Berlin Wall to keep Varius' Roman Legions out?".

In fact, there's one on-line discussion I've had with a woman who is known to me to be a Ph.D. candidate at a European university (I'm no victim of internet fraud here: I know her independently) whom I found impossible to enlighten as to the difference between public-sector employees and private-sector employees.

As I've said, if it's just your idiot students you're afraid of, you're totally over-optimistic!

Not good! It's really not good if your students can't master questions that can be easily tackled with algebra. Does your university actually have any entrance requirements or do they just want the tuition money?
Turbo:

Did Penguino say anything about his being an instructor at university level?

Evo
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Turbo:

Did Penguino say anything about his being an instructor at university level?

Also, does anyone have a good recipe for a good lasagna?
I have a GREAT lasagna recipe. But it is made of AVOCADO!

Evo
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I have a GREAT lasagna recipe. But it is made of AVOCADO!

256bits
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: "Did the Nazis build the Berlin Wall to keep Varius' Roman Legions out?".
Well, what is the answer? Don't just leave it dangling like that in suspense!!!

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Hey sometimes the obvious is not so obvious...like multiplying both sides by 8, etc.

I tried this one sans pork and used store bought sauce and it was good
http://mylasagnarecipe.com/"

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Pengy, I wanna see funny answers!!!! :grumpy:

I once saw a student write $\frac{\hbar}{2}i\geq\frac{\hbar}{2}$ in a third year undergrad physics course.

It would be interesting to see questions and - at least some - answers. I wonder how serious the problem is.
Pengy, I wanna see funny answers!!!! :grumpy:
Me too!

I once saw a student write $\frac{\hbar}{2}i\geq\frac{\hbar}{2}$ in a third year undergrad physics course.
That is soooo ridiculous!

I have no idea what that means lol