Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Congratulations!!! You are that expert!

As the three of you who read my blog will probably know, our school just[1] had its mid-year exams. Yay. It’s also almost time for winter holidays (next week..) Yays!

One of my problems with story-based word problems is that they seem too... kludgy, too contrived. I mean, why would some big-wig professional-type dude hire a kid who’s half-failing math as it is to do their consulting work?

The title, btw, is a direct quote from our Sampling test. Clearly, one exclamation mark didn’t suffice in conveying just how exciting mathematics really is.


[1] The word “just” here meaning “over the period of about three weeks”.