Elise:  Mom, how well do you know algebra?

Me:  I don’t…well, actually, try me.

Elise:  Okay, here’s my equation (shows me)…if a negative sign is in front of the 3, does it apply to the 3 and the parenthesis?

Me:  Well….(pause, because I have no idea), try F.O.I.L. (said triumphantly!)  First Outside Inside Last!

Elise:  Mom (exasperated) not for this, that’s for something else.

Me:  Oh, well that’s all I remember.  Wait, wait…what about the Quadratic Formula?

Elise:  Whatever mom. (Rolls eyes and laughs)

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Note:  Yes, I failed Algebra once, aced it the second time around (I have no idea how) and had to have a good friend tutor me through it in college but made it through.  Algebra. bleck!

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About cakboliv

Born in Cochabamba, Bolivia to wonderful missionary parents, Howard and Maxine Morarie. Grew up in Bolivia, both in a remote jungle village

5 responses »

  1. Jenny Freyta says:

    Oh my goodness! That is so funny, I can’t stand algebra. Thank you for this laugh, I need a good laugh on Monday mornings. Thank you so much for coming yesterday- it was such a fun day! 🙂

  2. jeanie says:

    My Algebra teacher wrote in my yearbook: I’d like to have known you beter andprobably could have if I’d been sitting in Laurie’s seat.

    I don’t think it is that we can’t DO Alegbra, Carol Ann, or that we don’t use it constantly, I think it is just that we have developed our own language for it. I am going to choose to believe this!

  3. steph says:

    agreed. algebra = ew.

    (c:

  4. Jason says:

    Algebra Rules!

  5. Elise says:

    haha! well at least you tried i’ll give you that! I happen to love algebra, apparently i didn’t get it from you because you like geometry. ew!

    btw…i left this comment earlier and realized i was you leaving the comment, so i had to delete it somehow. i was able to guess your password to go in your account and delete it… maybe she should work on changing that. haha! love ya!!!!!

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