janette: didnt you hear?
tom: no, wht happened?
janette: billy died in math class this morning. his brain exploded. i was there.
*moment of silence for billy*
Suzy and Gary are going to a store, he buys 16,000 rounds for an M16, Suzy wants to buy an AK-47. Clearly Suzy has made the better choice, as she needs 17,000 more ammo magazines for it. 24 people are standing in line somewhere else, what is the meaning of life, what is the best car ever made. 14 more people want to buy guns. I have a pet dog, which is totally unrelated to this math problem, but hey, its math, its not supposed to make sense. Solve for X, punk!
Elementary- The basics of addition, substraction, multiplication and division are learned.
Middle School- Basics of algebra for apparently 3 years. Learn to lose all primary math skills with the introduction of uber calculators.
>> Algebra again, reteaching everything done in middle school in about a week.
>> Geometry, learn how much a cup can hold and how to plug numbers in, in place of letters.
>> Algebra 2, finally figure out functions are just equations of primary math that you plug numbers into. No previous algebra experience necessary to pass. Screw around with moving letters around all year.
>> Calculus, learn how to calculate the volume of a donut and the area under the curves of random lines using differential calculations. Useful, but the calculator does it faster and more accurately and generally common sense guesses will suffice. Get lots of homework and an unintelligible foreign teacher.
>> Statistics, what are the odds of you failing that class? Practice the statistical probability by using your scantron tests as one big lottery ticket.
Like jumping higher and higher as you get older, or running ever faster, you learn to apply your mind to more and more complex matters in math class.