Top Ten Excuses for not doing the Math Homework

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University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, Alaska

It's nice to know that I am not the only person that finds math enjoyable and funny! Some of these jokes would be great as decoration for our tutoring lab. I want the freshman I tutor to have a positive view of this subject, and this website was a great starting point!

Brock, College Freshman
Crafton Hills, Yucaipa, CA

I found these humorous and helpful. These took math to a different level, and with the help of these, more people could find math more approachable.

Has this ever happened to you?
Sierra college, Rocklin, California

One of the most important sources I have read about how to study math has to be the article titled "Top 10 excuses students don't do math homework". It was mentioned that students make excuses to avoid homework in the subject of math. For example, students want to have fun, or students couldn't find where the homework paper is, etc.

What I found helpful in this article however, are these three excuses talked about, which is similar to my life experience and made me realize that I am not the only one. First of all, students could not find out the correct way to do it. I always have problems like these. Sometimes when I was trying to do a certain problem, and I realized that it is too hard and I am not sure if i can do it correctly, so instead of doing it immediately, I did it like a week later right before the due date, which messed up my grade on that assignment.

Also, people try to take a rest. When they are taking the rest, they feel like they don't want to come back for the homework, since math problems tend to be hard and in need of lots of thinking process. For example, one of my tutees told me when I was tutoring math that, it is not that he doesn't want to finish the homework. Instead, it is the fact that he got lazy right after he decided to take a break.

One more thing that's helpful in this article is that people decide to procrastinate when they could not find the homework assignment. This has happened to me before. Once I was trying to do my math problem for extra credit, but I couldn't find the website my professor provided for us students. Consequently, I didn't do the extra credit. This has also happened to one of my tutees for math, who didn't even do his daily homework simply because he forgot the assignment paper in the classroom, and he didn't even think about going back and getting it.

So yes, this website is helpful, and indeed I have gained knowledge and insight, both for me and my tutees.

Angelita , College Freshman
Chemeketa Community College, Oregon

Reading this resource was both funny and informative. it gave me glimpse into what teachers must hear ever time an assignment is due and a student doesn't have it ready to turn in and gives an outlandish and absurd excuse. Point taken and very appreciative.

College Freshman
Chemeketa , Salem Oregon

This is hilarious! I needed to read this. It's great to get a little laugh at something that is taken so seriously and extremely difficult to me. I love that I'm not the only one that struggles and finds silly excuses to put off this subject.

Jennifer, College Freshman
Chemeketa Community College, Salem Oregon

This website is just what I needed to read! Filled with funny math and science jokes and it really does help with math anxiety! I will definitely be referring back to this website through out my college life! make math seem less intimidating!


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