Be still my math loving heart. The numbers alone for each of the questions make me giggle a little (out of happiness).
If you do nothing else, click on the link in question 4 and watch the video. Hilarious!
0.01×10^2. What was your best/worst day in math class?
Worst day: In elementary school I was a total nerd (as opposed to know) and would leave class for an advanced math session with another boy in my class. One day I looked at the clock and saw we were late so I yelled at him across the room (due to the anxiety of being late, not out of anger). Sadly, my principal was in the room, misinterpreted my actions, and called me to his office to have a chat. I was (and still am) a total rule follower so this was about as mortifying as anything.
Best day: A few weeks ago in one of my grad classes I was able to recall and apply previous knowledge to what I'm currently learning about stats. It just clicked, which is a pretty awesome feeling. I don't know if that's the best day ever, but it's the first thing that came to my mind.
20×10^-1. Who was your favorite/least favorite math teacher? Why?
My favorite math teacher was probably Mr. Wark in high school. He would teach the lesson and then give us time to complete the homework in class, which meant I would finish, have no homework, and play Text Twist on his computer.
3×10^0. Is it okay to be bad at math if English is more your thing?
I know that not everyone's brain handles math easily. I'm pretty lucky that way. Just don't ask me to play make believe. That said, I think everyone can learn math, just like I was able to get better at English. It's more about having the proper support and instruction, people who are willing to figure out how you learn best.
0.4×10^1. How does this video make you feel?
It makes me laugh. A lot.
500×10^-2. What do you like/not like about math?
I like that there is a certain way to find the answers, that equations can't be interpreted multiple ways by people (unlike, say, a novel, bleh). I like that once you understand how to do certain types of problems, you're set. And I really like finding shortcuts with math to make things like shopping and tipping easier. My sister always like having me around so I can calculate her sales price.
0.006×10^3. What makes someone a nerd?
I think nerds are people who are so into a subject that they can talk about it for hours, without realizing no one else has a clue what they are saying.
7×10^0. Who is the nerdiest person you know?
There are a few people that come to mind, about different subjects.
80×10^-1. What is the nerdiest thing you’ve ever done?
I think my answers to most of these questions make me seem pretty nerdy. I took calculus in high school, have always scored better on reasoning on tests, that sort of thing. And remembering how to do certain things in math makes me happy, so that's pretty nerdy.
0.9×10^1. Do you think GraphJam is funny?
I hadn't heard about it before today. I'll have to check it out and let you know.
10×10^1. Have you ever used math outside of school?
All the time. You probably do too, more than you realize.
That's it. Congrats if you made it through 10 questions about math. And no judgement if math isn't your thing!