A ponderous tome, containing information in an encrypted form of english. Supposedly teaches how to do math, but incomprehensible to anyone who cannot already do math (See catch 22). Often, the number of Greek letters and obscure symbols found within outnumber the actual english words. Enjoyed by no one. Any exceptions lie.
After hours of studying his math book, he understood no math.
by Hengist December 30, 2005
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Term for someone who has many problems, usually of a personal nature. Loosely derived from a joke found in a box of Cracker Jack's.
Katy lost it again last night and just started bawling. What a math book.
by cookie November 22, 2004
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Math titles that marry decent quality with affordability—authors must be racially, religiously, and sexually sensitive, while the Ministry of Education (MOE) controls the price of the books.
Because Singapore math books cost a fraction of their American counterparts, US distributors have been importing them for homeschoolers, who think they're getting value-for-money textbooks—a number of them might even mistake Singapore for a city in China.
by MathPlus August 11, 2016
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