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23 October 2005 @ 04:14 pm
You Passed 8th Grade Math

Congratulations, you got 10/10 correct!

* Straight As in math, K-12 and in university

* 3rd place individual, Pittsburgh Calcu-Solve Bowl (1998)

* 3rd place team, Pittsburgh Calcu-Solve Bowl (1998)

* 2nd place team, Pittsburgh Calcu-Solve Bowl (2000)

* Math League participant, 2000

And I also won an award my senior year for a) tying for highest individual score on some math aptitude test and b) in recognition of the potential to become a math teacher.

Maybe I should get a masters in math? *shrug*

Something that makes this seem like an even better idea: Remy thinks it would be sexy ^^
though she be but little, she is fierce: city girl (by alaskanmermaid)golden_d on October 24th, 2005 02:53 am (UTC)
I got a 9 out of 10...

...and I was definitely not doing stuff like that in 8th grade. 9th, maybe. Or 11th. *g*
Miusherimiusheri on October 24th, 2005 01:23 pm (UTC)
Really? We had algebra mostly in 8th grade, but it also carried into 10th (more advanced stuff). 9th grade was geometry, 11th was precalc (also known as trig), and 12th I took AP Calculus. Didn't learn a damn thing in AP Calc- our teacher was insane- but still mysteriously scored high enough on the Pitt math placement exam to skip straight into second semester calculus there, hehe.

Good thing I did, too- I met one of my best friends throughout college in that class, and the prof was great, so I finally understood why we had to do the stuff we did in calculus. Um, I remember almost none of it now, heh, but I knew it real well back then...
though she be but little, she is fierce: beauty (by nyoicons)golden_d on October 24th, 2005 04:20 pm (UTC)
I had pre-algebra in 8th, Algebra 1 in 9th (I had to option to go into Algebra 2, but I didn't know any graphing, so I didn't and was glad), geometry in 10th, Algebra 2 in 11th, and Elementary Functions/precalc in 12th. My school? Not so big on the maths.
Aikidoka, dreamer, seeker, general purpose geekmanycolored on October 24th, 2005 03:26 pm (UTC)
I was so proud of myself for getting 10/10! I am much more of a math dunce. I mix up numbers in my head, so without paper, I come off as very "special" when making change at work. :-p

I guess I should have studied more in high school, but I didn't know I was supposed to. Who knows? Instead I was one of the last ones picked for interschool stuff on math team, every time. *OhTheTrauma!!!*
Miusheri: Hello Kitty's skeleton - by Michael Paulmiusheri on October 25th, 2005 12:37 pm (UTC)
Nobody ever wanted me on their team unless it was an academic competition, heh. ;)

With math, I'd say it's more about practice than study. Give it some time, and you'll be making change without having to look at the register (although, granted, this doesn't work so well when the place is packed and you're under pressure 'cause there's a huge line of people waiting to be served... ^_^*).
(Anonymous) on October 25th, 2005 12:50 pm (UTC)
:-D At least I was picked for the math team at all. That, and the fact that a guy I was obsessed with was on it was the only reason I did it. Ok, and I had an inexplicable and somewhat disturbing crush on the teacher who was in charge. He was nuts.
thedemonprist on October 25th, 2005 04:31 am (UTC)
Jeebus. H. Kee-rist. THAT's considered 8th grade math?!?!?

Need I mention that I failed that quiz abominably? -_-;
Miusheri: gotevil?miusheri on October 25th, 2005 12:33 pm (UTC)
Re: O_o;
*hugs* We all have our strengths. Besides, will you really need math once you're Supreme Ruler of Earth? ;)
(Anonymous) on October 25th, 2005 12:53 pm (UTC)
Re: O_o;
Algebra. I think it's only 8th grade if you're in the advanced section. Otherwise it's done in 9th grade. It's otherwise known as "the last useful stuff you'll see until you take a stats course related to your major or unless you're going to be an engineer, a scientist, or a mathematician."

Ok, SOME of the geometry and trig's useful too.