Last week's was this W.C. Fields quote:
"If at first you don't succeed, try, try again. Then quit. No use being a damn fool about it."
I was shocked at how many of the precalc kids agreed with it. They basically thought that it wasn't worth wasting your time. I don't know if they actually thought that or are just so used to agreeing with what a teacher says that they don't think. I hope it's none of the above.
I gave the same quote to my freshmen this week and they all disagreed. Phew.
This week's quote was from Albert Einstein:
If A is a success in life, then A equals x plus y plus z. Work is x; y is play; and z is keeping your mouth shut.
Instead of getting their feedback, I asked them to write an equation that fits their lives. Here are some of the results.
(click on it to enlarge.)