Benefits From Math

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I was very late for work and was pulled over by a police officer one day. The officer noticed that my shirt had the name of a local secondary school on it. “I teach maths,” I explained.

He smiled and said, “OK, Here’s a problem. A teacher is speeding down the highway at 10 kilometers over the limit. At $8 for every kilometer over the limit, plus $30 court costs, plus the rise in her insurance, what’s the total cost?”

I replied, “Taking that total, subtract the low salary I receive, multiplied by the number of kids that hate maths, then adding to the fact that none of us would be anywhere without teachers, I’d say zero.”

He was very cool, he handed me back my license, “Actually, maths was never my favorite subject. Please slow down.”

About Lorrie Bordem

Lorrie Bordem, your resident Math enthusiast. I teach middle school math and sometimes a little science. I LOOOVEEE reading sad books, and by sad books, I mean math books...because they had so many problems. Get it? Get it?

About Lorrie Bordem

Lorrie Bordem, your resident Math enthusiast. I teach middle school math and sometimes a little science. I LOOOVEEE reading sad books, and by sad books, I mean math books...because they had so many problems. Get it? Get it?

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