500 (?) and Counting

Photo by rileyroxx.

Could this be my 500th post? That doesn’t seem possible, even counting all those half-finished-and-then-deleted drafts. Well, at least it is my 500th something, according to the WordPress.com dashboard. And surely a 500th anything is worth a small celebration, right?

Maybe my students aren’t so bad, after all…

It has been awhile since I posted a link to Rudbeckia Hirta’s Learning Curves blog. Here are a few of her students’ recent bloopers:

Wish list
Any math teacher can relate to this “Dear Santa” letter.

When Will We Ever Use This?
A “real life” math application.

Success in Calculus is Correlated with Being Competent
Who woulda thunk it?

From the Homework
The handshake problem explodes.

Another Whine About Notation
No, it isn’t just because of the font.

Raw Materials
“Bless me, what do they teach them at these schools?”

And here is an unrelated link, just for fun:

Hotel Infinity lyrics
[Hat tip: Teaching College Math Technology Blog.]

4 thoughts on “500 (?) and Counting

  1. Thank you! In searching around my administrative pages a bit more, I think the count covers everything I’ve uploaded — pdf files and handouts, photos and graphic images, and actual posts, including the deleted temp drafts. It would be cool to have a count of exactly how many published posts I have, but I don’t see an easy way to get it, and I’m not going to do it by hand. Besides, what I really need to do is polish up the fractions draft post and publish it (or prep for my co-op classes this afternoon). Procrastinating is too easy!

  2. Thanks! WordPress has installed a new Dashboard with more useful stats, including a count of published posts. I recently passed 300 posts, which still doesn’t seem possible. And I have 18 drafts in varying stages of incompletion — so watch for more mathematical fun, coming soon…

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